Accession Number:

ADD020189

Title:

Helicopter with Torque-Correcting Thruster Device

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 27 January 2005

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

This patent application discloses a helicopter having a torque-correcting thruster device. The helicopter has an aerodynamic body which has opposite side portions, a top portion and a bottom portion. The aerodynamic body has a cockpit and a pilot seat in the cockpit. The helicopter includes landing gear attached to the bottom portion of the aerodynamic body. The helicopter includes a rotor that is supported by the aerodynamic body and a rotor blade attached to the rotor, and a thruster device operative on one of the side portions of the aerodynamic body to produce an aft-directed thrust that counteracts the torque produced by rotation of the rotor blade so as to control the yaw of the helicopter. The aft- directed thrust simultaneously supplements the forward thrust of the helicopter.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE