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Title:
VTOL AIRCRAFT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/018486
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A vertical takeoff and landing aircraft includes a pair of ducted lift/thrust fans that are rotatably movable between a first vertical lift position and a second horizontal thrust position. The lift/thrust fans are disposed within curvilinear fan recesses formed within leading edge portions of the aircraft's wings. A downwardly exhausting, ducted lift fan is disposed within the aircraft's fuselage, aft of the aircraft's pitch axis. A power plant, disposed within the fuselage, is coupled with the lift/thrust fans and the lift fan by a transmission system. The lift/thrust fans and lift fan are positioned with respect to one another to be triangulated about the aircraft's center of gravity and the aircraft's center of lift.

Inventors:
BRODY, David, E. (2209 Green Oaks Lane, Greenwood Village, CA, 80121, US)
OLCOTT, Dennis, D. (6761 Catarata Place, Castle Pines, CO, 80108, US)
Application Number:
US2015/029751
Publication Date:
April 07, 2016
Filing Date:
May 07, 2015
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
XTI AIRCRAFT COMPANY (2209 Green Oaks Lane, Greenwood Village, CO, 80121, US)
International Classes:
B64C29/00; B64C11/00; B64C27/12; B64C27/20; B64D27/00; B64D31/00; B64D35/04
Domestic Patent References:
WO2012102698A12012-08-02
Foreign References:
US20070057113A12007-03-15
US20060016930A12006-01-26
US20040245374A12004-12-09
US20070018035A12007-01-25
Other References:
See also references of EP 3140190A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
NIEBERGALL, Shane, M. et al. (Perkins Coie LLP, P.O. Box 1247Seattle, WA, 98111-1247, US)
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