- Volume 5 Issue 1
A new variable wing that can be swept back and forward synchronously were developed to enhance the aerodynamic and stability characteristics of a high speed airplane. The configuration of the new variable wing changes in such a way that inner part of the wing sweeps forward and outer part of the wing sweeps backward, the shift of aerodynamic center of the wing is small, therfore the static margin that is required for the stability of a airplane is not affected. In this study, various configurations of wing models by combined swept back and forward were designed and a wind tunnel tests were conducted to investigate the aerodynamic characteristics of these variable wings. The experimental results showed that the variable wing by combined swept back and forward has no effect on the pitching moment coefficient affecting on an aircraft stability margin and enhance the aerodynamic characteristics for a given approach angle of attack.