The two outboard elevons on each wing will control wing bending and torsion flutter modes.
A version of this article appears in the May 26 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Flutter is the most dreaded word in the aerodynamicists’ lexicon, but a team of flight-test engineers are poised to fly an experimental aircraft that is designed to help tame this dangerous phenomenon. The rewards, if they are successful, could be huge. From aviation’s earliest days, designers have coped with flutter by adding margin to the aircraft structure. While this ...
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