My first post.
I believe I have stumbled on a GREAT IDEA. It is a VTOL aircraft concept that offers better cruise efficiency than fixed-wing aircraft. You can see my patent application at http://tinyurl.com/a6otu5
. The HTML side of this website needs some work, but if you click on DOCUMENTS you can see or download the PDF version and that works.
It is a tail-sitter which is strange, I know. This works well for UAV's but how can it carry people? Give them seats that remain upright while the craft changes orientation. Or group them in small spherical pods that remain upright.
The technical side was reviewed by an Aeronautical Engineer named Ray Prouty. He more or less affirmed my rudimentary calculations. I say more or less because my calculations were 10% to 20% more optimistic than his. If you search on his name plus helicopter you will see that he is well known and teaches courses in helicopter design.
I want to find funding so I can change from my day job as an EE and pursue building and testing a prototype very like the one shown in the patent drawings.