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AIR WAVE VORTEX GENERATOR

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Part# 05-04662
MFR Model# AIRWAVE-100

Overview

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?
As air normally flows over the wing of an aircraft in flight, the air "sticks" to the surface of the wing. This adherence to the wing's surface produces lift. If the airflow loses its adherence and separates from the wing, aircraft performance can suffer in the form of increased drag, loss of lift and higher fuel consumption.

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?
The kit contains 100pcs which is enough to do the wings. They are made from a durable poly carbonate clear material with UV protective additive. The kit comes with the instructions of where and how to attach them. The only other thing you will need is the glue.


Approximate Dimensions: 1" Length x 3/8" Width x 3/8" Max Height

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Reviews

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.

Phill S
June 16, 2019

Installed these on a QuadCity Challenger2 short wing. They work great, made the aircraft very stable in stol operations.

Danny
December 22, 2017

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 vg’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.

Harry
October 8, 2017

Q&A

Q: Can these air wave vortex generators be applied to certified aircraft?

No, these are intended for use on experimental aircraft only.

Q: Can these air wave vortex generators be installed on a fabric covered wing?

Per the supplier: Yes. That is mainly what we install them on.

Q: Does this kit come with a pattern for easy application? In other words, is there something that sticks to the wing and tail to tell me precisely where to put the VG's or do I have to measure each one out?

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.

Q: Are the Airwave Vortex Generators made of clear (no color) polycarbonate?

Yes, the vortex generators are clear.

Q: Can the Air Wave Vortex Generators be painted?

Per Vendor, These were designed to not be painted. Although they are clear, this lets a lot of color underneath flow through.

Q: I bought from you two packs of air wave vgs but they do not come with any glue. What type of glue do I have to use?

Please review the installation instructions in the "Documents" tab for adhesive recommendations.

Q: How many vortex generators come in a package?

100 per package.

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