“Flap-Free” Aircraft Soars on Supersonic Air

A plane with flapless wings has completed its first successful test flight—a first in avionics history.
Called the MAGMA and developed by BAE and the University of Manchester with support from the British government, the cutting edge drone has been testing new technologies that could one day make all planes safer and more reliable.
Today’s aircraft maneuver in the air by manipulating a system of moving parts such as flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudders. The system is inherently i…

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