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Title:
COMBINED SEMI-RIGID AND CONTROLLED LIGHTER-THAN-AIR AIRCRAFT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2000/058152
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention pertains to the field of air transports and relates to controlled aerostatic aircraft for universal use. This invention essentially relates to a combined, semi-rigid and controlled lighter-than-air aircraft that comprises a spherical elastic envelope having its inner surface in contact with a rigid and hollow torus. The rigid torus includes brackets having propulsion engines mounted thereon. The outer surface of the spherical elastic envelope is provided with a blowing system in the form of nozzles fixed onto said outer surface. The elastic envelope includes a funnel-shaped gas-tight elastic membrane that divides the envelope cavity into two segments, wherein the segment above the membrane contains a gas lighter than air while the segment under the membrane contains a thermostatic ballasting means. The propulsion engines include turbochargers connected to the nozzles by high-pressure flexible hoses. The ends of adjustable-length flexible connection members that define a suspension are connected to the rigid torus, wherein said members are connected to winches mounted on the nacelle.

Inventors:
ISHKOV JURY GRIGORIEVICH (RU)
Application Number:
PCT/RU2000/000094
Publication Date:
October 05, 2000
Filing Date:
March 23, 2000
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Assignee:
ISHKOV JURY GRIGORIEVICH (RU)
International Classes:
B64B1/06; (IPC1-7): B64B1/06
Foreign References:
US5294076A1994-03-15
SU1813673A1
FR2074556A11971-10-08
GB2103558A1983-02-23
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Chaikov, Vladimir Solomonovich (26-2-30 Moscow, 8, RU)
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