Rotating wing assemblies for tailsitter aircraft

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9821909
APP PUB NO 20170283052A1
SERIAL NO

15091456

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A tailsitter aircraft includes one or more rotatable wings. The tailsitter aircraft optionally includes a fuselage from which wing supports extend. Each rotatable wing optionally includes a rotatable wing section having an inboard portion proximate to the fuselage, and an outboard portion distal from the fuselage. The rotatable wing section may be rotatably attached to the wing support and configured to rotate between a vertical flight configuration in which the inboard portion is positioned on an opposing side of the wing support relative to the outboard portion, and a horizontal flight configuration different from the vertical flight configuration. The wings may be rotated during flight to transition between horizontal and vertical flight configurations, and they may be rotated about multiple axes.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SWIFT ENGINEERING, INC.SAN CLEMENTE, CA6

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Moshe, Jonathan Tustin, US 1 0

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