The X-56A remotely piloted research aircraft is suppressing flutter, which is a potentially destructive oscillation, at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. The video of the aircraft takes the viewer on a journey through preparation, takeoff, mission flight, the control room and landing.

The X-56A is intended to validate enabling technology for designing aircraft with highly flexible, lightweight wings. The use of less structurally-rigid wings could be critical to future long-range, fuel efficient airliners.

Source: YouTube

UAV DACH: Beitrag im Original auf https://www.uasvision.com/2019/06/21/x-56a-flight-by-nasa-armstrong-flight-research-center/, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von UAS Vision automatisch importiert. Der Beitrag gibt nicht unbedingt die Meinung oder Position des UAV DACH e.V. wieder. Das Original ist in englischer Sprache.