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Publication numberUS2059634 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 3, 1936
Filing dateDec 30, 1935
Priority dateDec 30, 1935
Publication numberUS 2059634 A, US 2059634A, US-A-2059634, US2059634 A, US2059634A
InventorsJr Frederick Gordon Fisher
Original AssigneeJr Frederick Gordon Fisher
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Kite parachute
US 2059634 A
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Nov. 3, 1936. F, plsHER, JR 2,059,634

KITE PARAQHUTE l v original Filed Dec. 3o, 1935 2 sheets-sheet 1 77a. Fas/wf, uw.

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F. G. FISHER, JR

'KITE PARACHUTE Original Filed Dec. 50', 1935 2 sheets-sheet 2 Invenlor Byfm and A lforney5 mur/n.

Patented Nov. 3, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE KITE PARACHUTE` Frederick Gordon lhs her, Jr., Red Bank, N. J.

6 Claims.

The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in kite parachutes and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, novel means for releasably 'connecting the parachute directly to the frame of the kite.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a means for releasably connecting a parachute to a kite which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, reliable in operation, light in w-eight and which may be manufactured at low cost.

All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specication, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views and wherein:-

20 Figure 1 is a rear perspective View of the invention, the usual cover of the kite being omitted.

Figure 2 is a fragmentary view in perspective of an intermediate portion of the vertical spar of the kite frame, showing the rod constituting a part of the present invention mounted thereon.

Figure 3 is a view in side elevation of the releasable parachute connecting means.

Figure 4 is a detail view in perspective of the rod shown in Figure 2.

Figure 5 is a detail view in perspective of the resilient parachute supporting arm.

Figure 6 is a fragmentary view in longitudinal section through an intermediate portion of the vertical spar, showing the manner of mounting the resilient arm thereon.

Referring now t0 the drawings in detail, it will be seen that the reference numeral I designates generally the frame of a tail-less kite, said frame being of any suitable strong, light wood and including a vertical spar 2 on the upper portion of which a bowed cross member 3 is mounted. A string 4 secures the cross member 3 in bowed position in the usual manner. Extending around the frame I is a string 5. Of course, the usual cover (not shown) of suitable light, flexible material, such as paper or cloth, is mounted on the frame i and the string 5.

Mounted on a lower portion of the vertical spar 2 of the frame I and extending in spaced parallel relation thereto, is a rod 6 which includes right angularly extending portions I which passl through said spar 2 and which terminate in out turned end portions 8 secured to the spar 2 by strings 9 wrapped around the said spar. Slidable on the rod 6 is a ring l0 if) which one end of the bridle Il is connected. The other end of the bridle I I is secured to the upper end portion of the vertical spar 2. The reference numeral I2 designates the flight string which is secured, as usual to the upper portion of the bridle I I.

Also mounted on the spar 2, below the rod 6, is a resilient arm I3. The resilient arm I3 passes through the spar 2 and terminates in a right angularly extending end portion I4 which is secured to the spar 2 by a string I5 wrapped around said spar. The resilient arm I 3 terminates in a curved free end portion I6 which is engageable in the slidable ring I0.

The reference numeral I1 designates a para chute which is provided with a centrally located ring I8. The ring I8 is adapted to be slipped on the resilient arm I3. The parachute I'I further includes a gure I9 constituting a weight.

It is thought that the operation of the invention will be apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. To mount the parachute I'I on the kite, the ring I8 is slipped on the resilient arm I3 and said arm is flexed to the position shown in full lines in Figure 3 of the `drawings to permit the retaining ring I0 to be slipped over the curved free end portion I6 thereof. Under ordinary conditions, the tension of the resilient arm I3 will be sufcient to create enough friction to secure the ring l0 against pull exerted thereon by the bridle II, the curved end portion I6 of said resilient arm I3 also assisting in this function. However, when the kite is in iiight and it is desired to release the parachute, the string I2 is jerked sufficiently hard to slip the vring I0 off the resilient arm I3 through the medium of the bridle Il. Thus released, the resilient arm I3 springs to the position shown in broken lines in Figure 3 of the drawings and the parachute drops therefrom. It may be well to here state that the resilient arm I3 and the portions 'I of the rod 6 pass through the usual kite cover.

It is believed that the many advantages of a kite parachute constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood, and although a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is t0 be understood that changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrang-ement of parts may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed is:-

1. In combination, a kite, a resilient arm mounted on the kite for releasably securing a parachute thereto, a ring slidably mounted on the kite and engageable with the free end portion of the resilient arm for releasably securing said free end portion to the kite, and a bridle mounted on the kite and connected to the ring for disengaging said ring from the resilient arm.

2. In combination with a parachute including a ring, a kite, a rod mounted on said kite, a ring slidable on the rod, a resilient arm mounted on the kite and insertable through the parachute ring for releasably mounting said parachute on the kite, the second named ring being engageable over the free end portion of the resilient arm for releasably securing said free end portion t the kite, and means for disengaging said second named ring from the resilient arm.

3. In combination, a kite including a frame, a rod mounted on said frame, a member slidable on said rod, a resilient arm secured, at one end, to the frame below the rod, said resilient arm being engageable With a parachute for releasably connecting said parachute to the kite, said member being engageable over the free end portion of the resilient arm for releasably securing said free end portion to the kite, and a bridle secured, at one end, to the frame and at its other end to the member for disengaging said member from the resilient arm.

4. In a kite including a frame comprising a Vertical spar and a cross member mounted thereon, a rod mounted on said spar in spaced parallel relation thereto, a resilient arm Secured, at one end, to the spar below said rod, said resilient arm including a curved free end portion, said resilient arm being engageable with a parachute for releasably mounting said parachute on the kite, a ring slidably mounted on the rod and engageable over the curved free end portion of the resilient arm for releasably connecting said free end portion to the rod, and a bridle connected, at one end, to the spar and at its other end to the ring for disengaging said ring from the resilient arm.

5. In a kite comprising a frame, a rod mounted on said frame, said rod comprising angularly eX- tending portions passing through the frame and terminating in out turned end portions, secured to said frame, a resilient arm mounted on the frame and engag-eable with the parachute for releasably mounting said parachute on the kite, a ring slidable on the rod and engageable over the free end portion of the resilient arm for releasably connecting said free end portion to said rod, and means for disengaging the ring from the resilient arm.

6. In a kite including a frame, a resilient arm mounted on the frame for releasably connecting a parachute thereto, said arm passing through the.v frame and including a right-angularly eX- tending end portion secured to said frame, and means for releasably connecting the free. end portion of the resilient arm to the frame.

FREDERICK GORDON FISHER, JR.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification244/153.00R, 446/49, 33/1.00A, 244/155.00R
International ClassificationB64C31/06, B64C31/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H27/08
European ClassificationA63H27/08