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-====== Blended Wings ====== 
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-Introduced in OpenVSP v3.11.0, Wing blending works by giving the user enhanced control over the leading and/or trailing edges of a wing section. Instead of a straight line, the LE/TE can become a smoothly varying curve. Through sufficient application of magic, the rest of the airfoil follows along. 
-Blended wing controls are available on the Blend tab of the wing geometry GUI. At the top of the tab under "Blend Airfoil",​ a wing airfoil selector is available. Below, the tab is divided into two sections horizontally:​ Leading Edge and Trailing Edge, and two sections vertically: Inboard and Outboard. Each of the four sections lists a drop-down labeled "​Match",​ along with controls for sweep, dihedral, and strength. "​Match"​ is used to constrain the planform curve to desired values, summarized below: 
-  * FREE -- Unconstrained 
-  * ANGLES -- User specified values 
-  * XX_XX_Trap -- Theoretical trapezoidal wing 
-  * XX_ANGLES -- Specified values 
-Unavailable options are grayed-out or hidden. The most simple way to modify a LE/TE is to change its local sweep or dihedral angle. You can also set a LE/TE direction to ‘match’ an adjoining wing section. These options should enable the user to quickly build their design intent into a blended wing with a minimum of parameters. ​ 
-A brief video tutorial on the blended wing component is available here: [[https://​​watch?​v=bGRYZr7rS94&​|Blended Wing Tutorial]] 
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-This page was created and edited by:  --- //​[[|Justin Gravett]] 2017/09/21 10:00// 
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