Insights: Geek Data
There has been much discussion about how an aircraft with Tamarack Winglets behaves when a failure occurs. This page is intended to dispel misconceptions and rumors and to bring context to the public.
Certification flight testing included tests of failure conditions, such as single asymmetric deployments and dual (adverse) asymmetric TACS deployments.
GVT (Ground Vibration Testing) Tamarack Aerospace’s Active Winglet equipped CJ3, N52ET
For The Last 3 Years We Averaged 100GPH
Here Are Videos & Stills From Just One Flight
Winglets: Aerodynamically Beneficial - Structurally Detrimental
Making a wing more efficient with a winglet comes from more evenly distributing the aerodynamic loading on the wing to reduce drag; but this always introduces more bending load in the wing. In other words, the greater the benefit provided by the winglet design, the more wing load is increased.