Patent Number: 6,254,032

Title: Aircraft and method for operating an aircraft

Abstract: The aircraft comprises a central cabin, which is located in the center of a circular wing. Several pivotal electric drive units are arranged in a gap between the central cabin and the circular ring. In hover flight, the drive units are pivoted to generate a lift. When the aircraft goes into cruise flight, the drive units are pivoted to generate a forward thrust. Attitude and movements of the aircraft can be controlled by individual or common adjustment of the thrust and pivot angle of the drive units. Due to its simple design, the aircraft is economic and safe in operation. Still it has a high payload for its size.

Inventors: Bucher; Franz (CH-4058 Basel, CH)

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International Classification: B64C 29/00 (20060101); B64D 27/24 (20060101); B64D 27/00 (20060101); B64C 039/06 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018