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Turning Mechanism/Winglets  
User currently offlineDukebluedevil From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 119 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

I was just wondering what the mechanism behind a mid-air turn of an aircraft was. In simpler terms, how do airplanes turn?

Also, what is the purpose of winglets, and why aren't they present on all aircraft.

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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

An aircrafts banks (turns) using the AILERONS and not the winglets. Winglets reduce vortices.


Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Also, winglets are another technological enhancement that allow aircrafts to fly higher, farther and more fuel-efficiently than before.



Edit:
Just follow this link to learn more about winglet technology.
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/aero_17/winglet_story.html#1

[Edited 2004-02-22 10:43:16]


Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
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