AIRBUS DEVELOPS PLANE WITH FLAPPING WING-TIPS

AIRBUS DEVELOPS PLANE WITH FLAPPING WING-TIPS

Airbus has developed a small-scale aircraft with flapping wing-tips that mimic the movement of an albatross.

AlbatrossOne, a carbon-fibre concept plane developed by the planemaker’s engineers, has revolutionary “semi-elastic” hinged wing-tips that move, which can help to reduce drag and weight.

 

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