Russian Aeronautics (Iz VUZ)

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 1–8 | Cite as

Mathematical model of balancing for a vertical takeoff and landing disk-wing aircraft

  • A. M. Girfanov
  • V. V. Pavlov
Flight Vehicle Design


Basic principles of a mathematical model for disk-wing aircraft balancing and evaluation of power expenditure for flight as compared with a helicopter are presented.

Key words

disk wing disk-wing aircraft balancing mathematical model two-support torsion bar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Girfanov
    • 1
  • V. V. Pavlov
    • 1
  1. 1.Tupolev State Technical UniversityKazanRussia

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