2012 Volume 55 Issue 6 Pages 379-382
This paper presents a proposal for a split-wing aircraft. The split wing proposed is composed of a number of square plates. The distances between the square plates are varied according to flight conditions. For a flight where high efficiency is required, the distances are 0 and the characteristic of the wing is that of a wing with an aspect ratio equal to the number of square plates. On the other hand, during a flight where wind gusts are experienced, the distance is not 0 and the characteristic of the wing is close to that of a square. The split-wing enhances the flight stability of MAVs. The enhanced stability will increase opportunities where MAVs can be utilized.