28th Sep 2010, 23:11
I posted this on Tech Log but wondered if anyone here could answer this question:
19th Oct 2010, 10:09
When I first saw this on a Qantas A380 I assumed that it was active load alleviation to reduce fatigue consumption, and much of the material in Tech Log confirms and expands on this. The video there is particularly interesting to watch.
The chap next to me had a much more pithy explanation. He described it as "the flight control computers fighting each other to the Death".
Whatever, it is highly entertaining to watch. It kept me fascinated as far as Kiev before I even switched on the I.F.E!:O
19th Oct 2010, 11:29
"The chap next to me had a much more pithy explanation. He described it as "the flight control computers fighting each other to the Death".
Tea everywhere! :rolleyes:
16th Nov 2010, 08:27
Their purpose is to reduce tip vortex drag. They save considerable weight compared to a wing fitted with winglets.
A very long time ago I worked on a much more primitive system for gliders.
25th Nov 2010, 16:57
Technique to dampen certain structural response modes. Voila!