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Wing Warping Controls Aircraft at High Speeds

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

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    A NASA flight research project, designed to test a derivative of the Wright Brothers' concept of wing-warping to control aircraft turns, indicates the concept works, even at supersonic speeds.

    [Full article @ NASA Breaking News]
     
  2. Tom

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    Add that to vectoring exhaust and we approach UFO status!

    "No aircraft can do that!"
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    I was reading that article earlier today but didn't get exactly what "wing warping" was. I thought the US military already had some planes where the wings would go from being a traditional 'straight line' type wing to a swept back wing in flight so that it looks like a delta triangle?
     
  4. Tom

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    [​IMG]
    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/ResearchUpdate/AAW/
     

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