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Title:
DUCTED FAN VEHICLES PARTICULARLY USEFUL AS VTOL AIRCRAFT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2002096750
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A vehicle, particularly a VTOL air vehicle (2), includes a duct (10) carried by the vehicle frame with the longitudinal axis of the duct (10) perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle frame; a propeller (11) rotatably mounted within the duct about the longitudinal axis of the duct to force an ambient fluid, e.g. air, therethrough from its inlet at the upper end of the duct through its exit at the lower end of the duct, and thereby to produce an upward lift force applied to the vehicle; and a plurality of spaced vanes (15) pivotally mounted to and across the inlet end of the duct about pivotal axes perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the duct and selectively pivotal to produce a desired horizontal control force in addition to the lift force applied to the vehicle. Various vane arrangements are disclosed for producing side, roll, pitch and yaw movements of the vehicle.

Inventors:
YOELI RAFI (IL)
Application Number:
IL0200417W
Publication Date:
October 02, 2003
Filing Date:
May 28, 2002
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ROMEO YANKEE LTD.
YOELI, RAFI
International Classes:
B64C27/20; B64C29/00; (IPC1-7): B64C29/00
Foreign References:
US2777649A1957-01-15
US2955780A1960-10-11
US3519224A1970-07-07
US5064143A1991-11-12
Other References:
See also references of EP 1390259A2
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