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U.S. Patent Specifications

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 June 1938



In aircraft, the combination of a body, a lifting surface, directionally fixed landing wheels to the rear of the centre of gravity of the aircraft, a normally freely castering landing wheel forward of the aircraft centre of gravity and adapted for co‐operation with said directionally fixed landing wheels to provide a landing means for automatically changing the aircraft heading to the direction of landing upon ground contact of said landing means when the aircraft is landing with side drift and means for controlling the aircraft in normal manoeuvres in landing and flying comprising solely a pitch control and a control for changing the direction of flight.


(1938), "U.S. Patent Specifications", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 10 No. 6, pp. 196-196.




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