Folding wing designs?

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  1. Nov 19, 2014 #61

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    What I was referring to with the fuel not only applies to swiveling the wing in a flat plane, but in some cases

    wings are rotated 90 degrees downward before folding them back toward the tail of the airplane. If the fuel resides

    in the front part of the wing (which is now pointing downward), it may be difficult to overcome the weight and rotate

    the wing back up to a level position for attachment to the fuselage. This would apply no matter where the tank is

    located in the wing, although as you mentioned.....its usually inboard near the fuselage. A lot would depend upon

    the placement of the swiveling point. It could be a non-factor or an important consideration depending on both

    tank size and pilot strength.
     
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    A neat design even if I am not a big believer in roadable (drivable) aircraft. What plane is that?
     
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    =1949,Italian,unknown designer...
    =125 HP, 150/200 mph !

    ="opposite" wings folding.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2014 #65

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    -NO an interest?
     
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