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1. (WO2018077810) FOLDING PROPELLER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/077810    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/077021
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 24 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B64C 11/28
Applicants: AEROMOBIL R&D, S. R. O.
Inventors: KLEIN, Stefan
MACANDREW, Doug
ROOMS, Simon
URIK, Tomas
DANIEL, Milos
Title: FOLDING PROPELLER
Abstract:
An aircraft, such as a flying car, comprising a body structure, lift structures (such as wings), control structures (such as fins, elevators, and ailerons), and a motor; a propeller connected to the motor and mounted for rotation about a drive axis to provide thrust; the propeller comprising a hub having a plurality of blades connected thereto; and a plurality of blade housings adjacent the propeller and extending substantially parallel to the drive axis; wherein the blades are mounted on the hub so as to be moveable between an expanded position in which the blades project radially from the hub, and a folded position in which each blade extends axially from the hub so as to lie in a respective blade housing.