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Reid Bruce D: Fastener sealant injection system. Briles Manufacturing Omark Industries Precision Fastening Subsidiary, Gabriel Albert L, September 23, 1975: US3907442 (101 worldwide citation)

A system for sealing 'wet wing' areas of aircraft wherein access for injeng the sealant is obtained without requiring removal and replacement of entire fasteners. A novel injection bolt employed in a row of fasteners which secure wet wing structural members together provides access to a sealant chan ...


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O Neill Edward T, Brennan William M, Kriechbaum Gerhard K: Airfoil camber change system. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Sciascia R S, Curry Charles D B, September 17, 1974: US3836099 (64 worldwide citation)

An airfoil camber change system for changing the camber of the leading or ailing edges of airfoils. The system includes a flexible continuous upper surface, a lower surface comprising a plurality of slidable overlapping segments and one or more actuation mechanisms. The actuation mechanism includes ...


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Charles P Autry, Paul J Baumgaertner, Eugene G Hill: Methods and high lift systems for making an aircraft wing more efficient for takeoffs and landings. The Boeing Company, Glenn Orlob, Theron H Nichols, January 19, 1971: US3556439 (61 worldwide citation)

A highly efficient aircraft wing is formed by drooping the leading edge portion and extending a leading edge flap for transforming the wing into the most efficient condition for takeoff, and by drooping the leading edge portion and extending a multiplicity of leading edge flaps for transforming the ...


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Jensen Leo C: Graphite fiber composite covering employing multi-directional. Hercules Incorporated, October 30, 1973: US3768760 (50 worldwide citation)

A covering for a structural component subjected to complicated and non-homogeneous loads in which high stiffness and light weight are necessary is provided. The covering is prepared from a graphite fiber composite in which the strength characteristics of the graphite fiber are efficiently utilized t ...


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Smith Robert G: Process of forming a rigid foam airfoil section. Upton Robert G, March 25, 1975: US3873654 (46 worldwide citation)

A wing, stabilizer, or the like forming process wherein an oversized foam core is compressed between split molds having partially cured epoxy-coated fiberglass cloth laid up in both halves of the molds, thus assuring a good bond between the cloth and the foam core during the final curing process.


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Zuck Daniel R: Airplane with floating wing and reverse propeller thrust. May 1, 1973: US3730459 (45 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to aircraft, to the improvement in floating wing aircraft, to the improvement in the stability of floating wing aircraft at very low and negative lift angles of attack, to the improvement in aircraft having floating wings with non-stalling characteristics, and to aircraft with ...


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Burdges Kenneth P, Robertson Sr Arthur J: Airfoil with extendible and retractable leading edge. Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Corber Billy G, Sullivan John J, August 27, 1974: US3831886 (44 worldwide citation)

A leading edge device (referred to as a foreflap) is formed by passing a curved parting line through an airfoil in such a manner as to allow the front part of the airfoil to rotate about a pivot which is close to the wing external contour. When the foreflap is thus extended, the resulting airfoil co ...


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Trupp Mason, Trupp Granbyrne Garrison: Slotted delta wing aircraft. April 4, 1972: US3653611 (42 worldwide citation)

A slotted delta wing aircraft wherein there is provided a delta wing air frame member that is attached axially by its trailing edge to the rear of the fuselage of the aircraft, and wherein this construction permits vertical and short take-offs as well as increased acrobatic maneuverability, and wher ...


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Hill T Gardner: Variable area, variable camber wing for aircraft. Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Corber Billy G, Sullivan John J, September 9, 1975: US3904152 (41 worldwide citation)

A mechanism is provided for both extending the chord of a wing by more than seventy percent and for increasing the camber of the wing without creating the high pitching moment characteristics of conventional high lift wing systems. These advantageous capabilities are accomplished by constructing for ...


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Rudolph Peter, Mueller Josef, Gresty David, Schallert Christian: Airplane wing with slat and krueger flap. Fairchild Dornier, August 27, 2003: EP1338506-A1 (36 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an airplane wing (1) with leading edge devices, said leading edge devices comprising one or more slats (12) and at least one Krueger flap (13) per side. Said one or more slats (12) and said at least one Krueger flap (13) are driven by a common power drive unit (21) t ...