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NASA Dryden Past Projects: Active Aeroelastic Wing (AAW)
August 12, 2009

Active Aeroelastic Wing F/A-18A in flight.NASA Dryden's highly-modified Active Aeroelastic Wing F/A-18A This Air Force Research Laboratory-funded project demonstrated roll control provided by active control of wing flexibility on a modified F/A-18 at transonic and supersonic speeds - a modern outgrowth of the "wing warping" technique used by the Wright brothers to maneuver their first aircraft.

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