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Title:
ELECTRIC VTOL AIRCRAFT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/106343
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An electric and hybrid Vertical -Take Off and Landing ("VTOL") aircraft is disclosed comprising a plurality of small Electric Ducted Fans ("EDFs") (201-208, 232-235) of various sizes and orientations. The thrust of each fixed EDF (201-208, 232-235) is individually controlled by modulation of motor power by one or more onboard microcomputers connected to a plurality of onboard laser distance measuring sensors, at least three onboard three-axis accelerometers and at least one GPS thereby allowing extremely precise and safe VTOL operation. The aircraft may be employed to allow robotic and passenger vehicles to transition extremely quickly between normal linear flight and VTOL and to operate in extreme and gusty conditions.

Inventors:
BROTHERTON-RATCLIFFE DAVID (GB)
LELUSZ JERZY (GB)
Application Number:
GB2010/000520
Publication Date:
May 12, 2011
Filing Date:
March 22, 2010
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Assignee:
GEOLA TECHNOLOGIES LTD (GB)
BROTHERTON-RATCLIFFE DAVID (GB)
LELUSZ JERZY (GB)
International Classes:
B64C27/20; B64C29/00; B64C39/02; B64D27/24
Domestic Patent References:
WO2006113877A22006-10-26
WO2005072233A22005-08-11
Foreign References:
ES2288083A12007-12-16
US20030062443A12003-04-03
US6254032B12001-07-03
US20070018035A12007-01-25
US4664340A1987-05-12
US20060231677A12006-10-19
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JEFFREY, Philip, M. (St Bride's House10 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8JD, GB)
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