swept wing

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swept wing

[′swept ‚wiŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
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When the wing sweep landed Johnny told us that the snake crawled out from behind the instrument panel, hung by its tail from the reflector sight, swaying in front of him, with its wicked little tongue darting in and out.
The model was run with 9 design variables, namely, wing span, wing reference area, wing sweep angle, fuselage length, fuselage diameter, horizontal tail area, vertical tail area, specific fuel consumption, and engine thrust for optimization, 5 constraints, and 15 fixed variables shown in Table 1.
Award: Remanufacture/overhaul of b-1 wing sweep gear subassembly
One of the key behaviors observed in the birds was their use of wing sweep for pitch control in both forward flight and stalled landing approaches," Kim said.
At low speeds, the wing sweep angle is relatively low, providing an efficient, low-speed aerodynamic design.
By planning ahead, we left ourselves two options to pursue, which gave us a choice of how to deal with the center of gravity and wing sweep problem.