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Old 07-13-2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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Gas saving gimmicks, airplanes aren't exempt...

http://71.18.117.131/aero.asp

From what I understand, this tape claims to trips the boundary layer, making the flow go to turbulent flow sooner, which prevents laminar separation. What I don't understand is that such a device is called a Turbulator - Sinha's device is called a Deturbulator

But a 20% increase in the lift/drag ratio (5% FE increase)? Sounds a little too good to be true...
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Might be believeable if they are referring only to the l/d ratio really close to the stall point?
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Unfortunately there aren't any independent reports about this other than those sponsored by the inventor. Those would be the first reports that would actually prove anything I guess. Untill then I'd stay sceptic
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Looks like a commercial attempt at a MiG-29 finish to me.
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