Wednesday, December 13, 2017

BAE's latest UAV has no use for flaps

The MAGMA UAV has already completed the first phase of flight testing

If you're trying to make an aircraft lighter, stealthier, faster, and easier to maintain, how about getting rid of the flaps on the wings and tail? That's what engineers from BAE Systems have done on a small scale, working with colleagues from The University of Manchester. The resulting MAGMA UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) is instead controlled by air blown from its single jet engine.

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