I take regular visits to the Boeing website, and when I look at some pictures, the wings tend to edge/point up. Why is this?

  • $\begingroup$ Are you asking about that bent bit at the end? (Winglets - see this question for a picture) $\endgroup$ Oct 26, 2017 at 17:43
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    $\begingroup$ Are you asking about winglets or flexible wings? $\endgroup$
    – Farhan
    Oct 26, 2017 at 17:44
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    $\begingroup$ @Farhan I think he's referring to the dihedral angle $\endgroup$
    – TomMcW
    Oct 26, 2017 at 17:45
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    $\begingroup$ @TomMcW: Or it could be the upward flexing of the wings while in flight? Which has an answer here: aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/838/… $\endgroup$
    – jamesqf
    Oct 26, 2017 at 19:10
  • $\begingroup$ The quality of the answer depends on the quality of the question you ask - ask clearly, precisely, and concisely. Also, welcome to Aviation Stack Exchange! : ) $\endgroup$
    – user18035
    Oct 28, 2017 at 12:21

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All wings do flex, but in some modern airliners, the wings are built, fully or in part, with modern composites, that may deform within a larger elastic interval than metals...