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Title:
AEROFOIL WITH FOLDABLE TIP SECTION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/051699
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
There is provided an aerofoil comprising an inboard section, a tip section moveable between a flying configuration and a parked configuration, a hinge shaft mounted at a compound angle in the inboard section, a fixed gear mounted concentrically on the hinge shaft and a drive gear coupled to the tip section and configured to mesh with the fixed gear, wherein a rotation of the drive gear against the fixed gear causes the tip section to rotate about the hinge shaft between the flying configuration and the parked configuration.

Inventors:
PARKER SIMON (GB)
Application Number:
PCT/GB2010/051760
Publication Date:
July 21, 2011
Filing Date:
October 19, 2010
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Assignee:
AIRBUS OPERATIONS LTD (GB)
PARKER SIMON (GB)
International Classes:
B64C3/56
Foreign References:
US2674422A1954-04-06
FR1320450A1963-03-08
US2392506A1946-01-08
US5372336A1994-12-13
US5310138A1994-05-10
US2719682A1955-10-04
US4973092A1990-11-27
DE334334C1921-03-12
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BUTLER, Daniel (IP Department Building 09aFilton, Bristol BS99 7AR, GB)
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