|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||B64C-003/38 B64C-003/42 B64C-003/52 B64C-015/02 B64C-017/00 B64C-039/02 B64C-039/10 B64D-027/24 B64D-031/06 H04B-007/185|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 0 인용 특허 : 58|
A span-loaded, highly flexible flying wing, having horizontal control surfaces mounted aft of the wing on extended beams to form local pitch-control devices. Each of five spanwise wing segments of the wing has one or more motors and photovoltaic arrays, and produces its own lift independent of the other wing segments, to minimize inter-segment loads. Wing dihedral is controlled by separately controlling the local pitch-control devices consisting of a control surface on a boom, such that inboard and outboard wing segment pitch changes relative to each oth...
1. An aircraft characterized by a flight envelope, comprising: a laterally extending wing;a plurality of pitch-control devices, each pitch-control device being mounted at a separate lateral location along the wing, and each pitch-control device being configured to apply pitch-control torque at its lateral location, wherein the wing is characterized by a torsional flexibility high enough to allow the plurality of pitch control devices to control localized pitch at their lateral wing locations to a degree substantial enough to be significant for flight con...