This wingfold arrangement was detailed in the Steve Ginter book on the XC-142.Pioneer said:I always wondered how they proposed to incorporate the wing-folding of the XC-142 for carrier operations - what with the interconnectability of all four engines!
No different to any other folding wing. It just adds another joint to the gearbox system which isn't so much considering the system that was allready in place. Using the tilt nature of the wing to achieve compactness is a very good solution.Pioneer said:Its more compact than I would ever thought possible - although with such vibration and rigidness of the wing required - I can not but help wonder if this fing-fold may have been a potential fatigue problem in operational aircraft!
No. One topic for built and flight-tested prototypes (five of them) and one topic for unbuilt "projects"......Arjen said: