variable-incidence wing

A wing with a variable-rigging angle of incidence that is controlled by the pilot. Such a wing permits increases in angles of attack without a corresponding nose-high attitude, thus improving visibility on takeoff and landing.
Two positions of variable incidence wing. One is for normal cruise and the other for combat maneuvering. Camber changes on the leading and trailing edges are made mechanically which results in changes in rigging angle of incidence.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Variable-incidence wing — A variable incidence wing has an adjustable angle of incidence in order to reduce landing and take off distances. It was patented on March 20, 1912 (patent #444010) in Paris by Bulgarian inventor Georgi Bojinov.The necessary components add extra… …   Wikipedia

  • Variable camber wing — is a design of aircraft wing by V.J. Burnelli that changes the camber of the airfoil (1933), and varies the area and camber of the wing (1937).This is depicted in the figure below. A mechanism moves and rotates the leading and trailing edge to… …   Wikipedia

  • Variable-sweep wing — A Variable sweep wing is an aeroplane wing that may be swept back and then returned to its original position during flight. It allows the aircraft s planform to be modified in flight, and is therefore an example of variable geometry.Typically, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Variable geometry — may refer to: * Various different ways to alter the shape of an aircraft s wings in flight in order to alter their aerodynamic properties: Variable sweep wings or swing wings , variable camber wings, variable incidence wings, and Oblique wings. * …   Wikipedia

  • Wing configuration — For aircraft configurations in general, including fuselage, tail and powerplant configuration, see Aircraft. For rotary winged aircraft types, see Rotorcraft. For direct lift and compound or hybrid types, see Powered lift. Fixed wing aircraft,… …   Wikipedia

  • Wing twist — is an aerodynamic feature added to aircraft wings to ensure that the wing tip is the last part of the wing surface to stall, for example when executing a roll or steep climb; it involves twisting the wingtip a small amount downwards in relation… …   Wikipedia

  • Variable-position horizontal stabilizer — A variable position horizontal stabilizer changes the pitch simultaneously with the flaperon setting. Normally the horizontal stabilizer also known as tailplane is fixed and has a hinged elevator, a stabilator is another method that combines the… …   Wikipedia

  • Vought F-8 Crusader — F 8 redirects here. For other uses, see F8 (disambiguation). F 8 (F8U) Crusader An F 8E from VMF(AW) 212 in …   Wikipedia

  • Martin XB-51 — XB 51 First prototype, 46 685 during testing Role Bomber Manufacturer …   Wikipedia

  • Cornelius Mallard — Mallard Role two seat light aircraft National origin U.S.A Manufacturer Cornelius Aircraft Co. Designer George Cornelius First flight 18 August 1943 Number built 1 The Cornelius Mallard was …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.