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Significant Progress for Morphing Wings

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NASA will test folding wings to reduce the drag

Nasa is investigating whether folding the wing in flight could save more fuel. This study is called Spanwise Adaptive Wing (SAW), and it it will be soon tested on the ground with the  goal is to show that by folding … Continue reading

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Nasa is studing Truss-Braced Wings

One of severals potential design under study by Boeing and Nasa, is the transonic truss-braced wing (TTBW) concept. The concept, which is in the running to be tested as a piloted X-plane in the early 2020s, derives its high lift/drag efficiency … Continue reading

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Incredible tests for the wings of an A350 XWB plane

Airbus has released a video showing how its A350 XWB plane’s wings are highly flexible when put under stress tests, proving they are incredibly unlikely to ever snap in two. These modern aircraft wings, which are often made of aluminium, … Continue reading

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