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Stop-rotor rotary wing aircraft

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NRL

Systems and methods for transitioning an aircraft between helicopter and fixed wing flight modes are provided. In one embodiment, an aircraft comprises a plurality of wings each having a spar and a flap; a flap actuator configured to move the flap with respect to the spar; and a center section rotatably coupled to each spar. The center section includes at least one spar actuator configured to rotate at least one of the wings about a rotational axis of the spar when the aircraft transitions between helicopter and fixed wing flight modes.

Inventors: 
Tayman, Steven K.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Handling and Transportation
FIle Date: 
2009-06-17
Grant Date: 
2011-12-06
Grant time: 
902 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
16
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
2
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY