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NASA Tests Folding Wings

NASA conducts a moody exam array to examine a ability of an innovative record to overlay a outdoor portions of wings in moody as partial of a Spanwise Adaptive Wing project, or SAW. Flight tests took place during NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, regulating a subscale UAV called Prototype Technology-Evaluation Research Aircraft, or PTERA, supposing by Area-I. NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland grown a amalgamate material, and worked with Boeing Research Technology to confederate a element into an actuator. The amalgamate is triggered by heat to pierce a outdoor portions of wings adult or down in flight. The ability to overlay wings to a ideal position of several moody conditions might furnish several aerodynamic advantages for both subsonic and supersonic aircraft.

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