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1. (WO2010121384) SPLITTER PLATE FOR HYBRID AIRSHIP CONTROL

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/121384    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2010/000631
Publication Date: Fri Oct 29 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 24 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: B64B 1/02
B64C 13/50
B64C 31/00
Applicants: SOLARSHIP
DELAURIER, James D.
Inventors: DELAURIER, James D.
Title: SPLITTER PLATE FOR HYBRID AIRSHIP CONTROL
Abstract:
A hybrid airship comprises a non-rigid body having a delta-wing shape and an airfoil cross-section. The body is shaped for generating aerodynamic lift during forward flight, and contains a gas for generating buoyancy lift. At least one splitter plate is pivotally connected along a trailing edge of the body. The splitter plate is configured to be controllably pivoted for controlling the airship.