AUTONOMOUS FLIGHT VEHICLE CAPABLE OF FIXED WING FLIGHT AND ROTARY WING FLIGHT

By | October 12, 2018

An autonomous flight vehicle capable of both rotary wing flight and fixed wing flight may include a pair of rotary wing flight thrusters used during rotary wing flight and a smaller pair of hybrid flight thrusters used during both rotary wing flight and fixed wing flight. The larger rotary wing flight thrusters are skewed at an angle to reduce an apparent torque and improve the controllability of the autonomous flight vehicle, while using smaller, and so more efficient, thrusters during fixed wing flight.

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