MIT And NASA Unveil Radical New Airplane Wing Design

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MIT and NASA engineers have shared the design of a completely new kind of airplane wing. The radical wing is made of hundreds of tiny identical pieces. The wing can change shape to control the plane's flight. It’s creators say the efficient design may boost aircraft production, flight, and maintenance efficiency.


The wing was tested in a NASA wind tunnel. Typical wing designs have separate moveable surfaces such as ailerons to control the roll and pitch of the plane. However, the new wing can move the whole wing or just sections to give greater precision control over movement.

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Posted: 2 Apr 2019 13:45:08

  
  

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