Flaperon system for tilt rotor wings

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5094412
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07417811

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The present invention provides an aircraft wing (10) having a main portion (20) with a trailing edge (20b) and a movable flaperon (22) hingedly secured at the trailing edge. A movable flaperon seal (40) is hingedly attached at its leading edge to the trailing edge of the main portion of the wing. Interconnecting structure is provided between the main portion of the wing and the flaperon seal. Such structure is operable to pivot the seal flap such that the opening between the trailing edge of the main wing portion (20b) and the leading edge of said movable flap (22a) on the upper surface is selectively closed by the movable flap at predetermined angular positions of the movable flap.

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TEXTRON IPMP L.P.TROY, MI192

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Narramore, Jimmy C Bedford, TX 4 79

Cited Art Landscape

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The Boeing Company (2)
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