Re: gurney flaps

Date:         19 Dec 96 03:06:34 
From:         John Roncallo <>
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Edward Colver wrote:
> Gurney flaps do not appear in aircraft books because they are fitted to
> motor racing cars. Gurney flaps are the extra small flaps fitted onto the
> rear wings of Formula 1 and Indy cars. They are named after Dan Gurney,
> the American racing driver.

A similare concept is used on the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter
stabilizer. Except I belive instead of a lip it is a T as to act in both
directions. I will have to take a better look at one.

John Roncallo
Warped and Connected