Aircraft with Single Surface Membranous Airfoils.
Patent, Filed 2 Aug 85, patented 26 May 87,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A remotely piloted vehicle is provided with single surface membranous airfoils controllable in flight. The airfoils are selectively deployed from a stowed position on either side within fuselage by spars attached to the leading edges. Pivotal members attached to the root edges of the airfoils are positioned to regulate twist distribution, angle of attack, root camber ratio and root camber distribution. Keywords Extendable structures.
- Pilotless Aircraft