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Title:
AERIAL TRANSPORT METHOD AND APPARATUS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2000068077
Kind Code:
B1
Abstract:
Apparatus for transporting a load (24) between source and destination locations, comprising an aircraft having a body (11), power plant (12) carried by the body (11) to drive the aircraft both generally vertically and also generally horizontally, the aircraft also having a wing structure (14-15) that has a leading edge remaining presented in the direction of flight; and load pick-up, carry and set-down means (22) connected to the aircraft to elevate the load (24) from the source location, transport the elevated and air-borne load (24) generally horizontally, and set the load (24) down at the destination location, the body (11) and power plant (12) configured for vertical flight mode to elevate and set down the load (24), and for generally horizontal flight mode to transport the elevated load (24) generally horizontally below the level of the aircraft body (11).

Inventors:
MACCREADY PAUL B JR
Application Number:
US0007237W
Publication Date:
January 25, 2001
Filing Date:
March 16, 2000
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Assignee:
AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
International Classes:
B64C29/02; B64C39/02; B64D1/08; B64D1/22; (IPC1-7): B64D9/00
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