Aircraft wing, changing its shape during flight
Aircraft wing, changing its shape during flight.
Technology is in the process of development!
Researchers created a fundamentally new view of the wing of the aircraft, which is assembled from hundreds and thousands of small identical elements. The wing can change shape to control flight of the aircraft. And can change wing shape in whole and its separate parts. This eliminates a separate movable surfaces such as ailerons and flaps. A new wing can adapt for different flight regimes: takeoff-landing, cruising and maneuvering mode and so on.
The wing has a high flexibility comparable with the flexibility of rubber.
Using the new type of wing will improve aerodynamics of the aircraft, improve the controllability and reduce the cost of its production.
In the present research with a new type of aircraft wing continue.
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