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1. (WO2018064209) TILT-WING AIRCRAFT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/064209    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/053796
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B64C 29/00
G05D 1/00
Applicants: KITTY HAWK CORPORATION
Inventors: KROO, Ilan
MARTINS-RIVAS, Herve
ALLISON, Eric
Title: TILT-WING AIRCRAFT
Abstract:
In various embodiments, a tilt-wing aircraft includes a fuselage; a first wing tiltably mounted at or near a forward end of the fuselage; and a second wing rotatably mounted to the fuselage at a position aft of the first wing. A first plurality of rotors is mounted on the first wing at locations on or near a leading edge of the first wing, with two or more rotors being mounted on wing portions on each side of the fuselage; and a second plurality of rotors mounted on the second wing at locations on or near a leading edge of the second wing, with two or more rotors being mounted on wing portions on each side of the fuselage. A flight control system generates a set of actuators and associated actuator parameters to achieve desired forces and moments.