Boeing awarded patent for noise reducing profile for rotor blade tracking wedges

Boeing awarded patent for noise reducing profile for rotor blade tracking wedges 23 Jan, 18, Source: USPTO
A tracking wedge, a rotor and a method for modifying a movement of air over a tracking wedge. According to aspects of the disclosure, a tracking wedge used to correct the tracking of a helicopter rotor blade may include one or more acoustic management mechanisms. The acoustic management mechanisms may change the manner in which air moves over the surface of the tracking wedge. In some examples, changing the manner in which air moves over the surface of the tracking wedge may reduce noise generated by the use of the tracking wedge.

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