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1. (WO2018005302) TILTING LANDING GEAR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/005302    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/039148
Publication Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jun 24 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B64C 25/00
B64C 25/10
B64C 25/14
B64C 25/20
B64C 25/22
B64C 25/26
Applicants: DZYNE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Inventors: PAGE, Mark A.
Title: TILTING LANDING GEAR SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Abstract:
Systems and methods for mechanically rotating an aircraft about its center-of-gravity (CG) are disclosed. The system can enable the rear, or main, landing gear to squat, while the nose landing gear raises to generate a positive angle of attack for the aircraft for takeoff or landing. The system can also enable the nose gear and main gear to return to a relatively level fuselage attitude for ground operations. The system can include one or more hydraulically linked hydraulic cylinders to control the overall height of the nose gear and the main gear. Because the hydraulic cylinders are linked, a change on the length of the nose cylinder generates a proportional, and opposite, change in the length of the main cylinder, and vice-versa. A method and control system for monitoring and controlling the relative positions of the nose gear and main gear is also disclosed.