WHAT ARE Vortex
Generators are small metal blades installed on the leading edge of an
aircraft's wing. VGs
create vortices which energize the air as it flows over the wing. As the
angle of attack increases,
this energized air stays attached to the wing longer, allowing the
aircraft to fly at a slower speed.
Our vortex generators are small pieces of 6063-T651 aluminum
extrusion machined to our exact
specifications. Our blade style design, which is the standard used on
certified aircraft, has been
proven to provide a better vortice then the delta /shark fin type of VG.
Unlike plastic vortex generators, our aluminum VGs are impervious to ultra-violet light;
rain; icy conditions
and general wear and tear. They will not break off or become
distorted. They adhere to the same
specifications that the FAA requires of vortex generators for certified aircraft.
To provide you with optimal performance, we have two different
sizes of vortex generators available,
depending on your particular wing and / or air foil.