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Telescopic Wing

  telescopic wing         Telescopic Wing Principles
  • Left and Right wing halves consist of six segments each.

  • Each of the wing segments consists of a skin, a rib, and two spar segments.

  • Spar segments alternate between fixed and rotatable configurations.

  • Spar segments interface via recirculating ball bearings.

  • Spars are primary load carrying members.

  • Turning rotatable segments enables automated wing deployment and retraction into the wing middle box.
   
Half-Scale, Three Segment
Telescopic Wing Functionality Model
 
1) Retracted Wing Configuration
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2) Partially Deployed Wing       
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3) Fully Deployed Wing
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