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Details: On January 19th, NASA had tested new aircrafts capabilities by creating a simple “folding wings” on aircrafts! The wing will be available to work without hydraulics! Can you believe that. This is believed to help the optical flight of the aircraft. They are believed to rotate a full 70 degrees. The wings were tested on drones and were successful (somewhat).
Purpose of The Aircraft?: “We wanted to see: can we move wings in flight, can we control them to any position we want to get aerodynamic benefits out of them, and could we do it with this new technology,” said SAW Co-Principal Investigator Othmane Benafan. “Folding wings has been done in the past, but we wanted to prove the feasibility of doing this using shape memory alloy technology, which is compact, lightweight, and can be positioned in convenient places on the aircraft.” There’s a lot of benefit to the design as it reduces alot of drag at supersonic flight.
Partnerships: As NASA is partnered with Boeing, so they are working on the alloy wings to better help better flying qualities. Boeing and NASA being partnered means big test flights and a higher chance of success. They are conducting multiple tests before the design goes out to the company
My Review: I believe this is a failure. Its been tested once… failed… now being tested twice, again might end up in a fail. Nothings for certain but I am aware this really isn’t going to be important for NASA aircrafts (Boeing) as it creates more problems for the companies design, mechanical structure, and safety for its passengers. More can be found on the article and video but for now , my name is Ryan, this was Simple Aviation, thank you for tuning into the thread!