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Re: REFLECTOR: Winglet Lowers/STOL



pamberg@ibm.net wrote:
> 
> David M Parrish wrote:
> >
> > From:                   Alan Shaw <wingco@iu.net>
> >
> > > On the long wing/small fuselage (173), the winglet bottoms are to be
> > > considered an option.  They help if you have short and tricky airfields
> >
> > Has anyone looked at the short wing/small fuselage ships and if
> > lower winglets are needed or not?
> >
> > Also, does anyone have the fuel capacities for the std. wing RG?
> >
> > ---
> > David Parrish
> I just asked Scott this very question today while visiting the factory,
> he told me that there would be no appreciable difference in flight
> charateristics without the lower winglets on the std wing/original
> fuselage.

Why not just cut off the tops of the winglets? It would have stronger
winglets. I like my classic winglets, and think it would look better.

Carl Hoffman