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Title:
A WING-IN-GROUND EFFECT VEHICLE HAVING A LIFT SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/129953
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Wing-in-ground effect vehicle (1) having a lift system with a pressure vessel (2) and a set of nozzles (3-14). The lift system allows the wing-in-ground effect vehicle to take off. The pressure vessel holds a fluid, such as air, under pressure. The fluid is delivered from the pressure vessel to the nozzles and may be regulated by a valve (19-30) which is controlled by a vehicle control system (31). Compressed fluid from the pressure vessel is discharged through the nozzles on operation of a valve by the vehicle control system to levitate the vehicle and allow the main propulsion system (33) to accelerate the vehicle in horizontal flight until sufficient lift is generated by the ground effect wings. The lift system may also discharge the nozzles to reduce the risk of collision with the ground or water through the delivery of a lift thrust that increases the vehicle clearance from the ground or water, or modifies the vehicle roll and pitch angles.

Inventors:
LERUTH, Gonzague (5 Harbour Exchange Square, London Greater London E14 9GE, E14 9GE, GB)
Application Number:
GB2017/050153
Publication Date:
August 03, 2017
Filing Date:
January 20, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
EXCLIN LTD (5 Harbour Exchange, London E14 9GE, E14 9GE, GB)
LERUTH, Gonzague (5 Harbour Exchange Square, London Greater London E14 9GE, E14 9GE, GB)
International Classes:
B64C29/00; B60V1/08
Foreign References:
DE202013011452U12014-03-10
EP0125987A11984-11-21
EP0229536A11987-07-22
US6648270B12003-11-18
FR2985714A12013-07-19
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KEMP, Paul (Invicta IP LTD, 18C Fairfield RoadPetts Wood, Orpington Kent BR5 1JR, BR5 1JR, GB)
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