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Title:
ACTIVE WINGLET
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/068659
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An active winglet includes a body portion substantially parallel to a wing of an aircraft, as if it were an extension of the wing, and an angled portion that projects at an upward angle from the body portion. The body portion is attachable to an aircraft wing and includes a controllable airflow modification device coupled thereto. By virtue of having a controllable airflow modification device, the winglet is capable of adjusting a control surface of the controllable airflow modification device in response to in-flight conditions, to reduce wing loads, increase range, and increase efficiency.

Inventors:
GUIDA NICHOLAS R (US)
Application Number:
US2010/056586
Publication Date:
October 20, 2011
Filing Date:
November 12, 2010
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Assignee:
GUIDA ASSOCIATES CONSULTING INC (US)
GUIDA NICHOLAS R (US)
International Classes:
B64C23/06; B64C3/56; B64C5/10; B64C13/16
Foreign References:
US5988563A1999-11-23
US7275722B22007-10-02
US20090200431A12009-08-13
Other References:
See also references of EP 2346734A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BENNETT, Jesse S. et al. (PLLC601 W. Riverside Ave, Suite 140, Spokane WA, US)
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