Length Adjustable Strut Link with Low Aerodynamic Drag.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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This invention relates to a low aerodynamic drag structural link suitable for use within the housing of a turbofan jet engine. The link includes length adjustment capability, pivotal end mounting provision, maintained airstream orientation capability, low mass and jam nut length and orientation locking. Several variations in link construction including a single ball and socket arrangement, varying link cross-section along its longitudinal length and the use of fairing nose and tail inserts are disclosed.
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines