cambered wing

cambered wing

A wing section whose centerline is not coincident with the chord. See camber line.
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Kinney, curator of the Aeronautics Division at the National Air and Space Museum, covers the efforts of everyone from a hapless flying monk in Malmesbury in the 1100s, Newton (lift and drag), Smeaton (cambered wings) and the remarkable Cayley who had most of it figured out in the first half of the nineteenth century.
This triangular frame reduces drag and the best-designed plane also has tiny folded winglets on each side and at the back, as well as cambered wings and a blunt nose.