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Old Mar 26, 2014, 08:34 PM
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Foldable Wings

This thread explores wing fold.

Fold is defined as a retraction of the wing laterally along the horizontal plane and occurs perpendicular to the flap axis.

Fold is present in all vertebrate natural models. http://arthropter.blogspot.com/

Why aren't we doing this?

Examples of man-made wings that fold?

What are the benefits of fold?

What are the costs of fold?

When is the wing folded?

-wing retracted for upstroke
-wing extended for downstroke
-gliding (no flap) extended and retracted for control

Examples of biological wings that fold:

-birds
-bats
-pterosaurs
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