- Reduce Stall Speed
- Control Response
- Better Fuel Economy
- Shorter Landing Distance
- Take Off Distance
- Cruise Speed
It has been known 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 at 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 DO THEY WORK?
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.
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).
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