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Old Dec 08, 2010, 12:26 PM
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Structural integrity

It is an interesting concept, but in model aircraft we need to maintain structural integrity for the whole flight, and with the small and thin airfoils we utilize, it seems mechanically impossible with a typical sized glider....if you look at what the bird was doing in the dive (which was amazing!), it is reminicent of a swing wing fighter...but the bird is flesh and muscle, ie: lots of "servos" to shape shift each surface (feather)....my 2 cents
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