|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/135B; 244/135R; 244/130; 244/119|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 1 인용 특허 : 11|
An apparatus and method for improving the fuel range of an aircraft are provided. The aircraft includes a fuselage with a front windshield, and an external skin providing a top cover for a cockpit of the aircraft. The apparatus includes an aerodynamic fairing secured adjacent the windshield and enclosing the external skin covering the cockpit for a reduction in an abrupt change in area encountered by air flowing along the length of the fuselage. An enclosure is formed between the aerodynamic fairing and the external skin in which a fuel bladder, configur...
1. A method of improving fuel range of an aircraft having a wing, by steps comprising: providing an aerodynamic fairing configured to reduce an abrupt change in area encountered a flow of fluid over a length of a fuselage of the aircraft during flight, thereby reducing drag encountered by said aircraft during flight; andsecuring said aerodynamic fairing atop said aircraft and adjacent a front windshield, wherein said aerodynamic fairing in cooperation with an external skin covering a cockpit of said aircraft form an enclosed volume there between, wherein...