FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How much will vortex
generators reduce my stall speed?
A: Conservatively, a 4 to 6 mph reduction in stall speed can be expected.
This varies between aircraft
and some of our customers have experienced as much as a 12 mph reduction.
Q: Will vortex generators affect my top
A: At maximum power, you may experience a 0-4 mph reduction, but this
depends on the particular aircraft.
At normal cruising speed there is no noticeable reduction.
Q: My plane already flies
great. Why would I want vortex generators?
A: Vortex Generators are
best known for lowering the stall speed of aircraft. But, in addition,
always remark about how much better their planes handle at low speeds and
how much more
responsive their ailerons are. They also feel an extra margin of safety
they hadn't experienced before.
Q: I've heard of plastic VGs.
Do they work as well as aluminum VGs?
A: Plastic vortex
generators, even when treated with UV inhibitors, still break down under
ultra violet rays.
They become brittle, break off and fail. Aluminum has been proven and
certified by the FAA for
general aviation aircraft and has become the standard to provide a high
quality, long lasting VG.
The stiffness of this material, along with the profile of our VGs,
generates the best vortice for
optimal performance. We've actually had customers remove plastic VGs from
and replace them with our kits. Their performance numbers even improved.
Q: Can I use aluminum vortex
my composite or fabric wing?
A: Yes. the adhesive we
provide is compatible with these materials.
Q: Do vortex generators increase the
weight carrying capacity of the aircraft?
Q: Can I really install
A: Yes! We provide the materials and the instructions for you to be able
to do your own installation.