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wingspan

, wingspread
the distance between the wing tips of an aircraft, bird, etc.

wingspan

The distance from one wing tip to the other. See span.
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The new kites with a three-metre wingspan will be tested at DTU Riso Campus during spring and summer this year, and the goal is to make the kites fly and produce power.
Compared to the 97.5-meter wingspan of the Hughes H-4 Hercules - the largest wingspan for any aircraft to have made flight - Stratolaunch's space plane will have a wingspan over 20 percent longer, at 117.3 meters.
Thus, the accuracy of the methods used to obtain the solution to the lifting-line equation of tandem wing configuration or multiple-lifting-surface configuration depends on the finite number of discrete horseshoe vortices, and the section lift coefficient is not continuous along the wingspan.
But until now, scientists had found only two small-scale versions, with wingspans 2.5 to 3 meters long, from the epoch stretching from 100 million to 66 million years ago.
Henry, who had never gone missing before, got his mum in a flap when he left behind the 29-year-old eagle, with an even bigger wingspan of 7ft.
True owls range in size from the tiny elf owl, with a wingspan of about 10.5 inches (27cm), to the large Eurasian eagle owl, with a wingspan of about 6 feet (1.8m).
The drones have a wingspan of 42 meters (46 yards).
Wingspan Investment Management LP of New York said on Tuesday that it had amassed 4.9 million shares in Lee (including 540,000 stock warrants) but that it intends to remain a passive shareholder in the company.
The wingspan is 55-60mm in males and 60-65mm in females, and the species has continuous broods during warmer months.
The 17-year-old female, a marabou stork, native to sub-Saharan Africa, has an impressive wingspan of around 1.8 metres (5ft 10ins).
* Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, a component and special servicer based in Dallas, announced on May 29 it has purchased Dimont & Associates, a hazard insurance claims management company headquartered in Dallas, with an operations center in San Diego.
With a 21-foot wingspan, the 500-pound aircraft is an 8.5 percent scale model of a heavy-lift, subsonic airplane with a 240-foot wingspan that possibly could be developed in the next 15 to 20 years for military applications such as aerial refueling and cargo missions.