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Drone to alter wing shape.

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jra

posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 03:16 PM
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No this is not the Lockheed folding wing UAV that was posted before, this is much differnt.

Some engineers from the University of Florida are developing drones with gull like wings that can bend and change shape. Allowing it to dive between buildings, zoom under overpasses and land on apartment balconies.

You can read the rest here: news.ufl.edu...

There are a bunch of videos here: 128.227.42.147...
The video site is really slow though, due to a high amount of traffic, but hopefully that should die down in a while.




posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 04:09 PM
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Been done a couple of times:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

There is one


jra

posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 04:17 PM
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As I said in the begining of the thread...


Originally posted by jra
No this is not the Lockheed folding wing UAV that was posted before, this is much differnt.


These wings act more like a birds wing. It has be done before I know, but they're getting better at it.



posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 04:30 PM
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It was originally implemented on the Wright Flyer. It's been tested a few times, but I fear that if the wing was under torsion, and went through a nasty air pocket, it may be in danger of snapping. It's unlikely and would have to be tested, but I don't think such a concept is ready for mass use.




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