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Hoerner tips and Wing tanks

Old 02-08-2023, 11:23 AM
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I love wing tanks and I am intrigued by Hoerner wing tips.
Why not have both?
I am designing, in my armchair, how a fully faired wing tank could be made to improve aerodynamics by making it the shape of a Hoerner tip to increase apparent wingspan. Does a Tocano achieve this or is there a better example? Ideas? Criticism?

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Old 02-16-2023, 12:14 PM
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The Hoerner wing tip deals with vortices and I see no reason why they could not be used as tip tanks, I think it has been done!

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