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Merlin Technology awarded patent for helicopter emergency collective actuator

Merlin Technology awarded patent for helicopter emergency collective actuator

21-May-2018Source: USPTO

An emergency collective actuator includes an actuator motor to produce an actuation force and an actuator linkage that directly engages a friction control lever that is pivotally supported on the collective stick of a helicopter to apply the actuation force directly to the friction control lever such that the actuation force initially disengages the friction control and... Read more

Merlin Technology Inc awarded patent for Emergency collective actuator and method for a helicopter

Merlin Technology Inc awarded patent for Emergency collective actuator and method for a helicopter

26-Oct-2017Source: USPTO

A helicopter includes a rotor system having a rotor with an adjustable pitch that is controlled at least in part by a pilot using a collective control and which helicopter generates a Low RPM signal that is indicative of a threshold low rotational speed of the rotor. An actuator arrangement can move the collective control by exerting a force... Read more

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