It has been know for some time now that vortex generators reduce stall speeds and improve the aircraft’s handling performance. Vortex generators allow the wing to develop more lift and lower airspeeds. This reduces takeoff speed and improves the rate of climb. Vortex Generators also retain positive aileron control and enhance your rudder authority in higher angles of attack. You will immediately notice an improvement in your aircraft.
HOW TO THEY WORK?
Researchers at NASA Langley Research Center developed Micro Vortex Generators to control this flow detachment by producing miniature, controlled tornadoes, called "vortices". The Micro Vortex Generators sweep away uncontrolled airflow separation over the airplane's wings and flaps with the benefit of reduced drag and increased lift (i.e., less engine power needed to produce the same lift).
Micro Vortex Generators technology contributed to performance and safety improvements as well as cost and noise reduction for the domestic aerospace industry. Its relatively simple design and ease of installation make Micro Vortex Generators one of the most cost-effective means of aircraft safety and performance enhancement.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE KIT?
Approximate Dimensions: 1" Length x 3/8" Width x 3/8" Max Height
Put a set of these on an Aerolite 103 which has Dacron sailcloth wing covers. Used JB Weld PlasticWeld and have not lost one in the ten flight hours they have so far. Took not quite two hours to install them. I dont have hard numbers, but no-flaps climb-outs feel a shade slower. Might just be the weather getting hotter. Where these really shine, though, is on final with full flaps. Im landing 8 MPH slower and these things make the wings stick to the descent like glue. Very impressive improvement. Highly recommended. Will definitely put them on the next plane.
Installed these on a QuadCity Challenger2 short wing. They work great, made the aircraft very stable in stol operations.
I bought a set of these and put them on the wings of my RV-7, they worked perfectly. My airplane stalled around 60 mph and would depart flight by one wing dropping. With these vgâ€™s it would not stall. At a 45 degree angle and 1000 rpm it was backing down very slowly 50 mph. It never tried to stall, one wing would burble a little and with a minimum of control input it would stop the burble. I checked the top speed and it did not effect it at all. At 183 mph they started to blow off the wing. They were attached with carpet tape. Trust me, carpet tape want hold up at 183 mph. Good product. I have ordered another set to replace the ones that blew off. Loctite 401 this time.
No, these are intended for use on experimental aircraft only.
Per the supplier: Yes. That is mainly what we install them on.
Per the supplier: Each one would have to get measured out or the customer would have to make his own pattern once he has determined his spacing based on his wing span.
Yes, the vortex generators are clear.
Per Vendor, These were designed to not be painted. Although they are clear, this lets a lot of color underneath flow through.
Please review the installation instructions in the "Documents" tab for adhesive recommendations.
100 per package.