|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/218; 244/046; 244/090R; 244/199.4|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 7 인용 특허 : 9|
A method and apparatus for improved aircraft control through the use of adjustable winglets. The adjustable winglets are located at the terminal ends of an aircraft's wings and may pivot about an axis parallel to the yaw axis of the aircraft. The adjustable winglets may also include outboard ailerons for improved control of the aircraft.
1. A method of controlling an aircraft during flight, the method comprising: providing an aircraft having a swept-back, fixed wing portion extending away from a fuselage of said aircraft, said fixed wing portion including an inboard side adjacent said fuselage, an outboard side opposite said inboard side, a leading edge, a trailing edge, an upper surface, a lower surface, and a torsional axis;providing a movable winglet attached to said fixed wing portion at said outboard side to pivot relative to said fixed wing portion about an axis approximately paral...