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Horizontal Stabilizer Winglets?  
User currently offlineMicstatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

With all the advances with winglet and blended wingtips, how come airplane manufacturers aren't experimenting with horizontal stabilizer winglets?

Dave


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User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

Unless they already have with no real improvement. Then again, why do the Airbus STs have them? Might be more of a Tech Forum thread.

[Edited 2003-09-06 04:13:30]


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2614 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.

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