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Title:
DUCTED FAN CONFIGURATION FOR A VTOL VEHICLE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/067325
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A ducted fan for a VTOL vehicle includes a substantially cylindrical duct having an inlet at an upper end and an outlet at a lower end, a propulsion unit inside the duct, between the inlet and the outlet, and at least one group of control vanes located above the inlet a distance equal to at least one-quarter vane chord length, while a related method includes the steps of (a) shaping the inlet of the duct to have a diameter equal to or less than a diameter of the duct proximate the outlet, and (b) locating a first group of inlet vanes a distance above the inlet as a function of duct inlet diameter, and still another method creates side forces and rolling moments through the use of cambered vanes.

Inventors:
YOELI RAPHAEL (IL)
Application Number:
IB2009/055656
Publication Date:
January 06, 2011
Filing Date:
December 10, 2009
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Assignee:
URBAN AERONAUTICS LTD (IL)
YOELI RAPHAEL (IL)
International Classes:
B64C29/00
Foreign References:
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SWIRSKY, Daniel J. (Beit Shemesh, IL)
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