Aircraft attitude control configuration

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8074925
APP PUB NO 20090283632A1
SERIAL NO

12507573

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An aircraft attitude control configuration enables control surfaces to provide attitude control for an aircraft at hover or low air speed conditions. The aircraft attitude control configuration includes a plurality of thrusters mounted to an aircraft for thrusting air, a first control surface kinematically coupled to the aircraft at a position downstream of a first thruster to enable a first vector force to be generated by a portion of the thrusted air from the first thruster on the first control surface, and a second control surface kinematically coupled to the aircraft at a position downstream of a second thruster, the first and the second control surfaces being displaced symmetrically on opposite sides of a longitudinal axis of the aircraft, the second control surface being configured to be independently and differentially movable with respect to the first control surface to enable a second vector force to be generated by a portion of the thrusted air from the second thruster on the second control surface.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MORGAN AIRCRAFT, LLCOOTSBURG, WI4

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hagen, David LeRoy Goshen, US 8 39
Morgan, Brian Herman Ootsburg, US 3 17

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8376268 Flight control system using thrust devices 0 2012
 
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS (1)
* 2012/0205,490 AIRCRAFT HORIZONTAL STABILISER FITTED WITH LEADING-EDGE STRAKE 4 2010
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