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Interesting developments in new wing technology are proceeding satisfactorily at Airbus, as they seek to emulate the advantages in the wings of birds, by trying to adapt birds wing motions to new aircraft wing designs.

 

I guess nothing has really changed since early times, as Man looked to the sky, and wished to emulate the flying ability of birds!

 

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/stories/freely-flapping-wing-tips-took-a-leap-forward.html

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The Wandering Albatross is the master of dynamic soaring & tagged ones have circled the globe using little energy and virtually no wing flapping. Then again they can move their entire wing as required not just the tips.

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It seems that Airbus is looking for a new way to crash aircraft. Their track record on complex systems is not great.

That said, interesting concept - maybe I will try it on the Jab!

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