Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3145 times:
Winglets increase efficiency by reducing induced drag. Induced drag is created as a byproduct of lift. Horizontal stabs don't have a significant amount of lift, and are therefore not needed. The "winglets" you see on some horizontal stabilizers, such as the A300-600ST and 747 Shuttle Transport are added for additional stability.