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UAV That Uses No Wing Flaps

Britain’s new DEMON unmanned aerial drone doesn’t need wing elevators or ailerons to fly:

It is instead manoeuvred by hundreds of tiny jets that blast air in order to influence to change the lift, drag and other features of performance.

The result is a more streamlined, aerodynamic craft that cuts down on edges and gaps – features that can increase radar detection.

The end result is an aircraft with fewer moving parts in need of maintenance and a reduced radar signature.

Link via OhGizmo! | Photo: Cranfield University

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October 4th, 2010

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Stranger to the World

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