Originally Posted by ScottCondon
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
Is that what you say Scott My freind in big wind? (And He rips). Servos can be 1/10 of an OZ, little servos for little movements! Maybe it is not worth it? (Winning within the rules in F1 was banned because of increases in technology)? Don't cut yourself short! Smart always wins, (unless rules slow you down). But ask the F1 Teams how that slows them down! The Euros will go forward without U.S.!