Reply to post: Re: Thrust driven swing wing

LOHAN ideas..

Poor Coco
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Re: Thrust driven swing wing

Problems: complicated and heavy for little benefit. If the plane was being launched on a big rocket and was going supersonic during upward cruise, then folding the wings away would be useful. But since the aerodynamic effects prior to engine ignition are negligible, the weight and complexity are not worthwhile.

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