NASA updates on Boeing’s X-48B Blended Wing Body

NASA has just posted an update on the Boeing X-48B Blended Wing Body demonstrator, along with some cool pictures of “Skyray 48″.

X-48Btop%20sm.jpg First flown in July at NASA Dryden, the subscale unmanned X-48B has completed six flights and is now on the ground for maintenance and modification – including replacement of the fixed extended slats with slatless leading edges – and a software update.

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………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Two X-48Bs have been built to explore the low-speed flight control characteristics of the BWB, but now NASA says they could also be used to evaluate the configuration’s low noise and its handling characteristics at transonic speed.

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