Monday, 10 November 2014

NASA tests aircraft with shape shifting wings

In January, we looked at FlexFoil; a variable geometry airfoil system that seamlessly integrates into the trailing edge of the wing. During the year the system has made the leap from the test bench to the sky, with NASA conducting tests of the FlexFoil on a modified Gulfstream III business jet... Continue Reading NASA tests aircraft with shape shifting wings

Section: Aircraft

Tags: Aircraft, Aviation, Efficiency, FlexSys, Gulfstream, NASA, Wings

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