free wing

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A wing-design concept in which the angle of attack is relatively constant and the rigging angle of incidence of the wing in relation to the fuselage can vary. This is in contrast to normal aircraft where the rigging angle of incidence is constant, whereas the angle of attack varies by the control input by the pilot. In this concept, the wing is attached to the fuselage by span-wise hinges rather than by fixed bolts, and its angle of attack to airflow is governed by natural aerodynamic forces rather than through a conventional horizontal stabilizer (tailplane) and elevator. Here, pitch control is through elevons on the wing; the elevator on the horizontal stabilizer is used to set the correct fuselage angle of airflow for minimum drag. In this arrangement, the fuselage remains at a constant angle and the wing responds to changes in airflow, such as turbulence, by changing its rigging angle with respect to the fuselage. This results in a very good gust response in turbulence and allows a wider center of gravity range.
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The ptarmigan struggled against him, showering blows upon him with her free wing.
And all the time she was making outcry and striking with her free wing, while feathers were flying like a snow-fall.
She added that Oates, who says he has repaid the money, has been on remand on a drug free wing in prison and has been assessed as suitable for drug rehabilitation.
The big No 8 eluded the cover defence and free wing Dave Tieutti down the side line.
The Bay pulled back in the second period with a touch down from flanker Tammy Heki and a penalty for scrum-half Phillips before man of the match Gavin Roberts broke free to run the length of the field and free wing Smallwood to claim the points.
He ran up and down the pen, flailing his free wing, his head held high, calling and struggling to break the bonds that imprisoned his other wing.
Judge Peter Fox, the Recorder of Middlesbrough, jailed Bennett for two and a half years, telling him to: "Get on the drug free wing and stay there.
Auntie June is an animal lover to the max,'' said Ron Mendez, store director at Theresa's Country Feed and Pet Store, where Matthews has for years offered free wing and nail trimming for birds during the weekend.
Grant told him he was now drug free and while in custody had tried to get on the drug free wing but it was full.
He added: "He is nowon a drug free wing for the first time, and he knows full well that he is going straight to prison.
A bout of aerial ping-pong ended with Brett Davey linking with Matthew Nuttall to free wing Gareth Wyatt on halfway.