Patent Number: 6,311,106

Title: Automatic flat rate setting system for freight feeder aircraft and method of setting of engine flat rate

Abstract: A system and method of automatically setting a flat rate engine power setting of an aircraft determines the weight of loaded cargo containers to determine the total gross weight of the aircraft prior to take-off, determines, from the total gross weight, the required flat rate engine power for the aircraft, such as by inputting the stored value into a look-up table, and automatically sets the flat rate setting of the aircraft's engines to correspond to the determined required engine power, prior to take-off, by sending the obtained required flat rate engine power as a command signal to an engine control system.

Inventors: Dupont; John J. (Lawrenceville, GA)

Assignee: American Utilicraft Corporation

International Classification: G01G 19/07 (20060101); G01G 19/415 (20060101); G01G 19/02 (20060101); G01G 19/40 (20060101); B63H 001/28 (); G01M 001/12 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018