Drawing: Cobra Drawing: Cobra


There are many variations in wing configurations. The three basic wing types are fixed, variable geometry, and rotary. The following illustration shows examples of wing types.

Drawing: Wing Type


Fixed wings are attached permanently to the body of the aircraft and cannot be moved. Until the development of the helicopter, all aircraft had fixed wings.


The usual three wing positions for fixed-wing aircraft are high-, mid-, and low-mounted (see the following illustration).

Drawing: Wing Positions

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