Box Wing

Box Wing Revolution

The ‘box-wing’ configuration comes from an intuition of Ludwig Prandtl,‎ the father of modern Aerodynamics,‎ published in 1924‎. The configuration ‘box-wing’ appeared ‎immediately innovative for his aerodynamic and structural aspects

 

World Interest

Box Wing Advantages

AERODYNAMIC IMPROVEMENTS

  • Less gust sensibility
  • Less induced drag
  • Lower stall speed due to the mutual aerodynamic induction of both wings
  • Super  STOL configuration with multiple electric engines that allows to blow on the major part of the wing

STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENTS

  • Increased wing strength due to an hyperstatic structure
  • Reduced wingspan

AERODYNAMIC IMPROVEMENTS

  • Less gust sensibility
  • Less induced drag
  • Lower stall speed due to the mutual aerodynamic induction of both wings
  • Super  STOL configuration with multiple electric engines that allows to blow on the major part of the wing

STRUCTURAL  IMPROVEMENTS

  • Increased wing strength due to an hyperstatic  structure
  • Reduced wingspan

ERGONOMIC IMPROVEMENTS

  • Less hangar space needed
  • More opportunities to load batteries, electric engines and power plants (on electric/hybrid models)

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Easier to pilot due to ‘soft stall’ and lover stall speed
  • Less gust sensibility

Our Experiences

2006

Engineering, construction and fly of the first 2 m wingspan boxwing model (slideshow folder BW1)

2008

Concept model commissioned by Bauhaus Luftfahrt institute and exposed at Airshow Berlin MTU stand (slideshow folder BW 2)

2008

Project commissioned by Airbus SAS on Box Wing liner configurations (slideshow folder BW3)

2010

Engineering and construction of a 3,5 m wingspan. Model Flight test in Aguscello airport (Slideshow folder BW 5)

2012-2013

First 4 engines electrical Boxwing prototype (slideshow folder BW6)

2015

First 4 engines electrical Boxwing Carbon prototype (slideshow folder BW7)

 2017

4 engines electrical Boxwing Carbon prototype (slideshow folder BW9)

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