NASA Examines Technology To Fold Aircraft Wings In Flight

[sound of cart rolling] Crew Chief, let’s go for left engine start BGT good [sound of jet engine] stabalized good…both sides Good to go, lock her up I need a go no go for take off Payload?…Payload’s Go Aero Controls?…Aero Controls Go Antenna?…Antenna’s Go GSO?…GSO is Go Crew Chief?…Crew Chief is Go EP?…Go She’s all yours OK, air speeds 16, 25 Full power, 30 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90 Rudder doublet, maneuver 4 entering turn here left and right coupled enable left actuator both enabled [mission chatter] 80 78 77 75 72, 70, 65 64, 60 58 55 50 [sound of engines winding down]

7 Replies to “NASA Examines Technology To Fold Aircraft Wings In Flight”

  1. Joe Playing Outdoors says:

    Pretty cool until the FAA says you can't fly your drone over 400 feet . . . unless you are rebels . . . ;>)

  2. C snook says:

    What is the point of this capability?

  3. guppy top says:

    That's it is it? Someone owes me three minutes.

  4. Grete Janeczka says:

    kamera RYBIE OKO

  5. RocKiteman _ 2001 says:

    @NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center >>> Does this partially create compression lift when the outer wings are in the down position?

  6. joe lynn says:

    100 million dollar rc model.

  7. Brian D says:

    Induced drag reduction. Try it next on, say, an F18 or other carrier based a/c that already has the folding mechanism.

  8. Mark Gunn says:

    Xb 70 valkirie did this and so much faster. This is not new. Just a rehash of old stuff. Let's hope they keep little fighter planes away from it.

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