Rotary Wing Flying Drone
The Object of this invention is to improve the application and efficiency of the essentials of flight, into one aircraft, so it can lift off horizontally, without the need of a runway, can fly vertically without the need that the cockpit tilts from horizontal level plane, and can glide if the motor is not in use. It can also carry a heavier payload for the amount of energy used to stay airbourne, with a greater variation of airspeed and manoevrability. It can be configured for a Drone, Commercial Aircraft to a Space ship. This is achieve by instead of using a fixed wind, the wing sections are mounted so they rotate around the fuselarge, with all the normal functions of a fixed wing. Instead of the outrigger rotor used by helicopters to prevent the fuselarge rotating, it uses an electric turbine, which can rotate 90 degees to achieve the same job, but as the drone moves forward, the airodynamics on the wind sections, allow the wing sections to stop rotating and lock in position, so now the electric turbine can move to line up with the front of the fuselarge and be used to move the Drone at speed in the required direction. The flaps on the wing sections are operated individually and serve the same function as an conventional aeroplane. To understand this Rotary Wing flying drone, it does not matter if the winds are fixed, or they rotate in a circle, the air speed over the wing skin is the same at the required number of revolution, and generates the same amount of lift. Unlike a helicopter which uses thin blades and high r.p.m.s, the wing sections turn at lower r.p.m. and use the wing section to create lift.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: John Ettridge
Type of entry: individual
Number of times previously entering contest:7
John is inspired by:
John Patrick Ettridge, a long time inventor, was awarded a GOLD Medal at INPEX - Invention and New Product Exposition 2004 held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and received a GOLD Medal for another invention at the International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products 2004, held in Geneva, Switzerland. He has been awarded design awards and published in Nexus Magazine. He has had more than 50 patents granted to him on various inventions.
Patent status: pending