Last year Joe Clark and his team showed off a video of how a new wing might work with flexible control surfaces. This year they showed off a mock-up. It was amazing. The video shows the working at the back of the wing. But the same thing is happening at the front of the wing. The result is amazing. Mr Clark suggested we might be seeing these on a real aircraft soon. A large aircraft.
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I’m curious about stress fracture, bend a wire back and forth it generates heat causing fracture. I am sure these are people much smarter then I am, however, i am curious.
David I did not see any wires. But I can tell you the movement was quiet. Joe spoke about actuators inside the wing.