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Revolutionary Wave Design

Vortex Generator For Better:

  • Stall Speed
  • Control Response
  • Fuel Economy
  • Landing Distance
  • Take Off Distance
  • Cruise Speed
  • Safety
100 Piece Kit
$54.95

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Our customer shared these photos of his Chinook and after installing the Airwave Vortex Generators he experienced a 5 MPH reduction power on stall from 40MPH to 35MPH.


 


Typically the wing use to drop dramatically to one side and now it has a more gentile straight mush.

 
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?

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
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The Air Wave Vortex Generators dramatically improve the control surfaces as well and can be applied to the vertical and horizontal stabilizers.

Testimonial Used on a Taylorcraft L-2B:

Keith,

A friend shot the photos, I hope they are clear enough.

I think 16 - 18 degrees is good.....they should in pairs, with the spacing no closer then indicated.  If I permanently install these, I will separate the pieces 1/4” more, and the pairs by and additional 1/2”.

These are located 14% of the wing’s m.a.c., aft of the leading edge.  There was no improvement here, over 12%.  For more symmetrical airfoils, this seems good, but for highly cambered, flat bottom airfoils (like the J-3’s), I think 8 - 10% would be better

Over all I reduced the stall speed by 10 mph.  I gained nearly 2 mph I.A.S. reduction in stall speed by the addition of VG’s over the fuselage!

Optimum stall speed reduction was noted with VG’s reaching 2/3’s of the wing span.  With this configuration, VG’s were added in front of the aileron gaps, to evaluate roll enhancement.  No significant difference could be seen.  These were removed and the VG’s were continued to the wing tips.  There was no further stall speed reduction, however, at cruise, the wing is so much more efficient, with a lower AOA, that i now get 10 mph more speed at each power setting.  Previously, I got 70 mph at 2100 rpm / 80 at 2200 / 90 at 2300 and now i get 80, 90, and 100 mph respectively!

In summary, the addition of the Airwave Micro Vortex Generators to a Taylorcraft L-2B, will reduce the “indicated” stall speed to 30 mph.  (Very high AOA, certainly adds to position error), so maybe it’s 32 or 33 mph

Still, that’s nearly a 20% reduction in stall speed and a 12% increase in cruise speed.

Plus, on takeoff, I don’t have to hop over the power lines anymore.

Other Testimonials

by Harry 10/08/2017

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.


by Danny 12/22/2017

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



by Phill S 06/16/2019
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.