US Patent No: 8,074,925

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Aircraft attitude control configuration

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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, IN 10 21
Morgan, Brian Herman Oostburg, WI 6 7

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,376,268 Flight control system using thrust devices 0 2012

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