Archive for December, 2014

Northrop X-4 Bantam

Posted on December 15th, 2014 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar

The X-4 was designed to test a semi-tailless wing configuration at transonic speeds. Many engineers believed in the 1940s that the such a design, without horizontal stabilizers, would avoid the interaction of shock waves between the wing and stabilizers. These were believed to be the source of the stability problems..
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NASA Begins Flight Testing of Shape-Shifting Wings

Posted on December 13th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

NASA’s green aviation project, together with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys, Inc, is one step closer to demonstrating technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can change shape in flight. The Adaptive Compliant Trailing..
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“Journey To Space” IMAX movie coming in February 2015

Posted on December 12th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

When the last shuttle landed in 2011, it was actually the beginning of a new era of human spaceflight, with new mission preparations by NASA and the international space community which will take astronauts beyond low earth orbit back to the moon, to asteroids, and to Mars within a generation...
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Apollo 13 anniversary to be commemorated at AirVenture

Posted on December 6th, 2014 · Posted in Aviation News

Members of the Apollo 13 crew and team will participate in activities at AirVenture 2015 marking the 45th anniversary of what was called the “successful failure” of the aborted moon mission. EAA AirVenture 2015, the 63rd annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, will be held July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in..
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