|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 11 인용 특허 : 5|
A fin locking mechanism for locking in place, and subsequently unlocking fins for installation on a missile having a plurality of otherwise moveable fins. Where the fins are mounted to a crank arm, there is a locking detent, with a locking notch, integral to the crank arm. A spring loaded locking plunger has an end which fits into the locking notch. The locking plungers are mounted into the assembly housing locking plunger channels. A base plate is spaced from the locking detent such that when one end of the locking plunger is fitted into the locking not...
We claim: 1. A method for locking fins and subsequently unlocking fins, on a missile having a plurality of otherwise moveable fins, wherein said fin movement is controlled by a crank arm, which is in turn controlled by an actuator, comprising; locking said crank arm to prevent rotation in any direction by a crank locking mechanism external to said actuator, releasing said crank locking mechanism when desired upon firing said missile or during free missile flight. 2. The method of claim 1 wherein said crank arm has a locking detent integral to said cr...