Hinged tilting wing tip

Hinged tilting wing tip

  • CN 103,786,871 B
  • Filed: 10/21/2013
  • Issued: 02/11/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A wing assembly comprising a canted wing tip having an outboard portion hinged to a main wing having a spar and at least one movable control surface;

  • the outer side of the tilter wing tip not carrying any moveable flight control surfaces, wherein the outer side is moveable between a vertically folded position and an extended position in which the outer side of the tilter wing tip is substantially coplanar with the main wing,wherein the wing tip comprises at least one short spar, each short spar extending from an end of the wing tip;

    wherein each short spar is adapted to enter the main wing when the wing tip is folded towards the extended position and to be aligned with at least one of the spars in the main wing when the wing tip reaches the extended position; and

    isWherein a locking pin socket is located at a free end of each short spar, the socket being adapted to receive a locking pin when the wing tip is in the extended position, such that the locking pin locks the short spar to an aligned spar within the main wing.

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