Airbus A321 Albatross test wing aircraft with moving wing tips
Last week this aircraft was reported in the news. Does anyone know how this might improve flights in future? Will it make the aircraft more comfortable during turbulence? Wll it reduce wake turbulence and reduce drag and therefore increase fuel economy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTfWlOU6Lic (Albatross 1 model tests) Albatross Full size A321 Airbus: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/how-the-albatross-is-inspiring-next-generation-of-aircraft-wings.html
The second sentence in the liked article answers already your question... "[...] to reduce drag and overall wing weight, while combating the effects of turbulence and wind gusts."
Incidentally, I believe that data kraken must be smashed.
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I don't think so. This to me seems like a gimmick set to epic music, however, one useful thing testing like this might do is prove the safety of the similar wingtips on the Boeing 777-X should they release in flight, so I think it would be a good idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wWcZOHwb3g ...I was going to go into more detail, but why distract from a Peter video?