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Wing Tips for Tailless Aeroplanes

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 September 1945

Abstract

THE study of the flight of birds has provided and will still provide much valuable information for tiie progress of human flight. Many suggestions for the improvements of wings by the use of special wing tips owe their existence to the observation of nature. In spite of such suggestions, free‐flight experimentation—as far as published work goes—is still rather rare and restricted in scope. This reluctance may be due to practical design considerations (handling) as well as to the necessity of making the conventional aileron as efficient as possible; it may also be caused by the impression that experiment in this direction is not worth the effort.

Citation

Weyl, A.R. (1945), "Wing Tips for Tailless Aeroplanes", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 17 No. 9, pp. 259-266. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031288

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