Resources Contact Us Home
Road/air vehicle

Image Number 16 for United States Patent #6619584.

A road/air vehicle is able to quickly and easily convert between two configurations, air configuration and road configuration, to facilitate practical operation as both an aircraft and as an automobile. In air configuration the craft includes two laterally symmetrically flight surfaces; a smaller forward canard wing, generally horizontally disposed and a larger rearward main wing generally horizontally disposed with fin surfaces, generally vertically disposed, at each tip. Control surfaces on the main wing, the canard wing and the tip fins severally provide roll control, pitch control and yaw control in flight. The wheels/undercarriage are of a laterally symmetrical rectangular pattern, with the lateral distance between the two forward wheels and the two rearward wheels being similar. The forward wheels are steerable for ground operations. A suitable powerplant drives the rear wheels for ground operations. A second suitable powerplant provides direct atmospheric thrust for flight operations. In road configuration all flight surfaces and avionics sensors are folded and stored inside compartments within the body of the craft. Controls to facilitate both ground and flight operations are available for a single operator to perform the functions of both driver in road configuration and pilot in air configuration.

  Recently Added Patents
Human embryonic stem cell methods and PODXL expression
Plants and seeds of corn variety CV092363
Apparatus and method of managing radio bearer in wireless communication system
Method and devices for handling access privileges
System, device and method for transrating file based assets
Gestures for presentation of different views of a system diagram
Tiger paw stationary tab
  Randomly Featured Patents
Process of making a tubular implantable medical device
Waterproof flashlight
Bacterium and vaccine
Oil temperature moderator for an internal combustion engine
Alloy resistant to corrosion
System and method for estimating power consumption of a circuit thourgh the use of an energy macro table
Implantable infusion device
Systems and methods for implementing real estate future market value insurance
Reel assembly for mower
Thermally insulated tank structure and method for forming the same