Airbus draws inspiration from nature for next generation wing tips

Airbus draws inspiration from nature for next generation wing tips

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Airbus engineers have developed a scale-model aeroplane with the first in-flight, flapping wing-tips that could revolutionise aircraft wing-design. The aerospace giant has drawn on nature to develop its ‘semi-aeroelastic hinge’ concept to reduce drag and overall wing weight, while combating the effects of turbulence and wind gusts.
Published at Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:39:56 +0000