June 22, 2021

NASA’s shape-shifting plane wings pass initial flight tests

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By Andrew Tarantola From engadget After six months and 22 flights at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, NASA has announced the successful completion of testing for its morphing airplane wing design. Known as Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) flight control surfaces, they replace a plane’s conventional, rigid flaps with a flexible composite […]