JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3754 posts, RR: 4 Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3304 times:
I know it may be very difficult to engineer and build but would there be any chance of designing a plane with flapping wings? I have no idea how it would work but if birds can fly then there must be some crazy way for a plane to fly to same way.
Support the beer and soda can industry, recycle old airplanes!
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 8028 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3277 times:
Just to humor you tech guys a bit...My Cousin (who's 45) honestly believes that planes are designed to flap their wings during flight to save fuel. He came to this conclusion when he noticed the wings flexing from turbulence.
I know it's a bit off-topic, but I saw the thread and I thought you guys might like a laugh or two.