|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 7 인용 특허 : 10|
A system for enhanced lateral stability of an amphibious aircraft includes a buoyancy system laterally displaced from opposite sides of the fuselage of the aircraft and wingtip system having a hydrodynamic planing surface associated with each wingtip. The hydrodynamic planing surface on each wingtip prevents the submersion of an associated buoyancy structure. By supplementing the lateral stability of the buoyancy structures using hydrodynamic planing surfaces, the combined lateral width of the fuselage and buoyancy structures can be reduced without detri...
1. A system for enhanced lateral stability of an amphibious aircraft, the amphibious aircraft having a polyhedral wing and a fuselage, the system comprising: a buoyancy system laterally displaced from the fuselage wherein the buoyancy system includes a hydrodynamic step; anda wingtip system associated with each wingtip of the polyhedral wing of the amphibious aircraft wherein each wingtip system includes an anhedral wingtip with a positive angle of incidence and at least one hydrodynamic planing surface. 2. The system of claim 1 wherein the at least one ...