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Title:
VTOL AIRCRAFT WITH FORWARD-SWEPT FIXED WING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2006073634
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A fixed-wing VTOL aircraft features a forward-swept wing configuration coupled with a tripod arrangement of the engines (two forward, one rear), a forward-swept empennage or tail assembly, and a forward canard. The engines and wings/empennage are located relative to each other such that the engine outlet nozzles, which pivot downwardly to provide lift-off thrust, are minimally covered by the wings/empennage, if at all. The wings and empennage may include lifting fans to supplement lift and provide pitch and/or roll control.

Inventors:
LUGG RICHARD H (US)
Application Number:
US2005043564W
Publication Date:
October 05, 2006
Filing Date:
December 02, 2005
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Assignee:
LUGG RICHARD H (US)
International Classes:
B64C29/00
Foreign References:
US4767083A1988-08-30
US5405105A1995-04-11
US3120362A1964-02-04
US5209428A1993-05-11
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