Image Caption: NASA Dryden’s versatile F/A-18A Full Scale Advanced Systems Testbed (FAST) aircraft recently completed flying the Intelligent Control for Performance (ICP) research project that explored reducing fuel consumption during cruise flight by modifying control laws and mechanisms in the aircraft’s flight control computer.
Credit: NASA / Lori Losey

Test Flights For Nasa Aircraft To Explore Reducing Drag, Save Fuel

December 14, 2012

NASA

NASA Dryden’s versatile F/A-18 Full Scale Advanced Systems Testbed (FAST) aircraft recently completed a series of flights that explored reducing fuel consumption during cruise flight conditions by making small modifications to existing control laws and mechanisms in the aircraft’s flight control computer.

Read more: Reducing Drag, Saving Fuel For 'FAST' Aircraft – Space News – redOrbit.

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