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Tilt-wing aircraft

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... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Battery assembly techniques

Battery assembly techniques and a corresponding system are disclosed. In various embodiments, the battery assembly techniques include compressing battery cells and inserting the battery cells in a can. Battery cells are stacked and then compressed using pneumatic cylinders that exert pressure on a first external layer of the stacked battery... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Personal aircraft

A safe, quiet, easy to control, efficient, and compact aircraft configuration is enabled through the combination of multiple vertical lift rotors, tandem wings, and forward thrust propellers. The vertical lift rotors, in combination with a front and rear wing, permits a balancing of the center of lift with the center... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Aircraft hand controller with decoupled throttle

An aircraft hand controller is disclosed. The hand controller includes a set of finger controls on a single hand grip structure, the set of finger controls including a first finger control configured to control throttle of the aircraft and a second finger control, separate from the first, configured to control... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Float ducts and floor panel

An aircraft includes a float which provides buoyancy when the aircraft floats on a surface of water. The aircraft also includes a rotor where the rotor is configured to rotate in a horizontal plane and blow a wake across a side of the float. The rotor and the float are... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Multicopter with wide span rotor configuration

A multicopter aircraft with a wide span rotor configuration is disclosed. In various embodiments, a multicopter as disclosed herein includes a fuselage and a plurality of rotors. The plurality of rotors includes inner rotors and outer rotors, with the inner rotors being substantially surrounded by the outer rotors or the... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Rotor-blown wing with passively tilting fuselage

An aircraft includes a wing where a first rotor and a second rotor are coupled to the wing at a fixed position relative to the wing. The aircraft also includes a fuselage and a bearing. The bearing mechanically couples the wing and the fuselage and permits the wing and the... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Battery with compression and prevention of thermal runaway propagation features

A battery includes a metal can having a bottom, a top opening, and four sides. The battery also includes a plurality of cells stacked inside the metal can, wherein at least two opposing sides of the four sides of the metal can are biased inward against the plurality of cells... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Bistable pitch propeller system with bidirectional propeller rotation

A propeller includes a blade free to rotate. A first stop is positioned to mechanically engage one or both of a first portion of the blade and a first structure coupled to the blade when the blade is in a first position at a first end of the rotational range... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Bistable pitch propeller system with unidirectional propeller rotation

A propeller includes a blade free to rotate about a longitudinal axis of the blade. The propeller also includes a mechanical stop positioned to engage mechanically a first portion of the blade and/or a first structure coupled mechanically to the blade when the blade is in a first position. The... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Maintaining a stable phase difference between multiple tethered vehicles lifting a payload

A system to maintain a phase difference is disclosed. Two or more aircraft fly in a continuous periodic trajectory. The system maintains a phase difference between the two or more aircraft. Telemetry information for a reference aircraft moving in a first periodic trajectory is received. A phase difference between a... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Adjusting load on tethered aircraft

A system for adjusting a load on a tethered aircraft is disclosed. The aircraft is tethered to a payload. The system determines a new position for the tethered aircraft in the event that due to environmental effects, e.g., the aircraft is flying upwind or downwind, the load experienced by the... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Flight configuration for payload and lift aircraft

A flight configuration is disclosed. The flight configuration includes a lift configuration in which a lift aircraft lifts a powered payload via a tether. The flight configuration comprises a series of steps for transitioning from the lift configuration to a forward flight configuration. In the forward flight configuration, the lift... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Multi-rocket parachute deployment system

Techniques to deploy a parachute are disclosed. In various embodiments, a first projectile is configured to be propelled in a first direction, causing the parachute to be deployed. A second projectile configured to be propelled in a second direction is coupled to a line tethered to the parachute in such... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Multimodal aircraft recovery system

A multi-modal aircraft recovery system is disclosed. In various embodiments, the system includes a first aircraft recovery parachute having a first set of physical attributes optimized for a first set of conditions and a second aircraft recovery parachute having a second set of physical attributes optimized for a second set... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Automated aircraft recovery system

An automated aircraft recovery system is disclosed. In various embodiments, the system includes an interface configured to receive sensor data; and a control mechanism configured to: perform automatically a recovery action that is determined based at least in part on the sensor data. In various embodiments, the control mechanism may... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Self-adjusting system for aircraft control

A self-adjusting flight control system is disclosed. In various embodiments, an input interface receives an input signal generated by an inceptor based at least in part on a position of an input device comprising the inceptor. A processor coupled to the input interface determines dynamically a mapping to be used... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Stopped rotor aircraft

A stoppable rotor, which includes a first and second blade and rotates about a substantially vertical axis, is stopped with the first blade pointing forward and the second blade pointing backward while the aircraft is mid-flight. Anti-torque is provided using a set of one or more combination rotors in a... Kitty Hawk Corporation

Control system for a stopped rotor aircraft

While an aircraft is mid-flight, a braking start point associated with a stoppable rotor is calculated where the stoppable rotor includes a first and second blade and the stoppable rotor is configured to rotate about a substantially vertical axis. A process to stop the stoppable rotor is started, while the... Kitty Hawk Corporation








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