Winglets - What are those things on the aircraft wing-tip?

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  • Published on Mar 9, 2018
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    Have you ever looked out through the aircraft window and seen the cool looking wingtip winglets and thought; I wonder what those things actually do?
    In this episode I will give you a entry level explanation to the world of winglets. Why are they there? What do they do? Why do the winglets of different aircraft look so different?
    All of this will be covered.
    Enjoy!
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Comments • 1 925

  • Robert Tracy
    Robert Tracy 2 days ago

    The nazis put winglets on one of their aircraft the he-162 but instead the winglets pointed downward on one of the many wing designs

  • JayJay Aviation
    JayJay Aviation 2 days ago

    8 feet

  • Randy L.
    Randy L. 3 days ago

    6’ tall

  • Chesmy Kamar
    Chesmy Kamar 4 days ago

    Not only fuel efficiency but it looks also the aircraft nicer

  • Isaac Puga
    Isaac Puga 4 days ago

    2 times you

  • J C
    J C 6 days ago

    Just a guess, but I'm going to say the winglet is the same height as you

  • Paul H
    Paul H 6 days ago

    i think as tall as you are

  • RubCuber
    RubCuber 6 days ago

    I think the winglet is about your height

  • Akın Orhan
    Akın Orhan 7 days ago

    Nature... Yea God is an engineer

  • Mike Erickson
    Mike Erickson 7 days ago

    2:15
    You don't have to me that more than once.

  • Michael Gangwish
    Michael Gangwish 8 days ago

    Waist high

  • Triplex 29
    Triplex 29 8 days ago

    Very interesting and informative.
    Just subscribed. Thank you.

  • David Sandell
    David Sandell 9 days ago

    Same height.

  • kyle robinson
    kyle robinson 9 days ago

    I noticed planes were growing feathers.

  • John Haywood
    John Haywood 10 days ago

    Thank you

  • brahim swift
    brahim swift 10 days ago

    Stabilise the aircraft

  • Timothy McLennan
    Timothy McLennan 10 days ago

    I reckon the winglets are about 5ft 5inches?

  • Aaron Parsons
    Aaron Parsons 11 days ago

    I think there about 2/3 of your height.

  • Shpresa Tinova
    Shpresa Tinova 13 days ago

    I think Taller than you.

  • david godwin
    david godwin 13 days ago

    Can a usual passenger aircraft go up to or over supersonic speed cause y mentionend in another vid that its possible to overspeed the engines for 5 -10 mins ??

  • Derya Baygan-Robinett
    Derya Baygan-Robinett 15 days ago

    what about the a330 winglets they are not like any other winglets you mentioned also what about the md 11 winglets they are kind of odd too!

  • CoryXJ6'er
    CoryXJ6'er 16 days ago

    About the same size as you

  • IrishAviator777
    IrishAviator777 17 days ago

    your legs

  • David Nuttall
    David Nuttall 18 days ago

    I am thinking that the winglet would be about 4-5 feet tall.

  • Ray Dillick
    Ray Dillick 21 day ago

    approximately 8 feet tall

  • Jack Schiffer
    Jack Schiffer 22 days ago

    even

  • Jack Schiffer
    Jack Schiffer 22 days ago

    evev

  • Dennis de Ruiter
    Dennis de Ruiter 22 days ago

    4

  • Evan ganotakis
    Evan ganotakis 24 days ago +1

    1/2 foot taller than you

  • GoodDay
    GoodDay Month ago

    5:48 omg. We fly in plastic planes

  • Limbos Vi
    Limbos Vi Month ago

    Half your size, to your waist.

  • fire expert128
    fire expert128 Month ago

    Winglets is for the aerodynamics of the plane

  • JOS
    JOS Month ago

    737 Winglet
    My guess is 5ft

  • Flappy Paddle
    Flappy Paddle Month ago

    Next challenge to take off with a 737 on that runway.... Good luck

  • Kouga
    Kouga Month ago

    Before watching: Winglets reduce wake-vortices which in turn reduces drag -> great for airlines because less drag means less fuel consumption, the largest of airline costs. Boo-yah!

    • Kouga
      Kouga Month ago

      Video takes too long -> Google 737 winglet size -> 8 ft = 2.4 metres so 1.5x his size is pretty spot on. Boo-yah!

    • Kouga
      Kouga Month ago

      737 winglet is about 1.5x your size (??)

  • First name Last name
    First name Last name Month ago +1

    But the 777X takes it to another level

  • Mud Therapy NC
    Mud Therapy NC Month ago

    that ending of running away was gay AF

  • Zibbe Zabba
    Zibbe Zabba Month ago

    same height?

  • stapakropoz
    stapakropoz Month ago

    I'd say they're probably about 9 feet tall? Or maybe it depends on the size of the aircraft and wings?

  • Skypie
    Skypie Month ago +2

    I was kinda surprised how he is not scared of him standing at the road of airplanes 😲👀

  • Repülési bemutatók Kósa Gáborral

    Its 1 méter and 80 centimeters

  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Antonio Vivaldi Month ago

    2 mettre ?

  • Hangfried
    Hangfried 2 months ago

    One yard, or meter?

    • Mike OBehan
      Mike OBehan Month ago

      ,6ft

    • Hangfried
      Hangfried 2 months ago

      Whoa, I really thought they might only be 18 inches. Shocking to see maybe 8 feet.

  • PanemundeJuo
    PanemundeJuo 2 months ago +3

    Winglets are also much safer. Some of the vortices created by heavy and slow aircraft can be extremely powerful and even push other planes out of the sky (if they happen to be in the path of the vortex). Winglets help greatly reduce the vortex (as Mentour said), by giving a place for the high pressure and low pressure air to meet gradually (instead of a big column of high pressure air twisting over the edge of the wing as it tries to fill the low pressure area).
    The recent Qantas incident from last week in LA resulted because the plane was hit by the wake vortex from the taking off aircraft ahead of them. Aside from that, there have been many accidents attributed to wind vortices, both big and small aircraft.

  • Illumenati !
    Illumenati ! 2 months ago

    2m

  • IM SANKET
    IM SANKET 2 months ago

    Shoulder height

  • I B Trippin
    I B Trippin 2 months ago

    2 feet

  • Tommie duh Swamy
    Tommie duh Swamy 2 months ago +1

    Is that a 737 barreling down the runway right towards you....? OMG!

  • CaLxRoyalty
    CaLxRoyalty 2 months ago

    To keep it short and simple think of winglets like a car spoiler...save gas and give you better handling.

  • Luce
    Luce 2 months ago

    hello there i have a question can someone please tell me what is the synonim for stop end?

  • Kyle Looper
    Kyle Looper 2 months ago +1

    It is taller than you are
    Edit: I said this at the start of the video

  • ihsan topcu
    ihsan topcu 2 months ago

    2,5m

  • Mike Oxlong
    Mike Oxlong 2 months ago +1

    I wonder if "captain can't pronounce aluminum" is related to Bill burr the comedian, just my humble opinion.
    Btw, great video a, lotsa questions answered!!!

  • JohnikYT
    JohnikYT 2 months ago

    3.5 metres

  • qada mehiz
    qada mehiz 2 months ago

    Maybe 2.4 meters!!

    • qada mehiz
      qada mehiz 2 months ago

      After 10min of video I saw it's 2.48m☺

  • CNC 123
    CNC 123 2 months ago

    I'm a little disappointed that after tens of thousands of hours in wind tunnels no one caught that earlier. Thanks Eagle.

  • David Anderson
    David Anderson 2 months ago

    The size varies depending on model. For example on the NG the winglets are 8"2" tall

  • Gunsandpipes
    Gunsandpipes 2 months ago

    About the same

  • Eric Skarl
    Eric Skarl 2 months ago

    I am guessing shoulder high.

  • Martin Childs
    Martin Childs 3 months ago

    The same size as you.

  • norwegian 001
    norwegian 001 3 months ago

    150 cm

  • Mubashir Thalipparamban

    Editing software  iMovie?

  • Tanveer Haider
    Tanveer Haider 3 months ago

    Half

  • Billy - Blij
    Billy - Blij 3 months ago

    2 times your hight

  • J.W. Hollis
    J.W. Hollis 3 months ago

    You 6 feet

  • Jonas Fr.
    Jonas Fr. 3 months ago +1

    A 737 winglet is approx. as high as a human? Maybe?

  • Les&Gwen Smith
    Les&Gwen Smith 4 months ago

    2meters

    efers

  • Stefanie Priest
    Stefanie Priest 4 months ago

    11ft

  • dougadoo1976
    dougadoo1976 4 months ago

    38 FT

  • JavaFirst.website
    JavaFirst.website 4 months ago

    Thank you, thank you very much!
    An awesome tutorial!

  • Exposing the Darkness with the Light of Truth

    UNDERSTANDING THE WING-TIPS WAS VERY INSIGHTFUL AND THE WEBSITE 'BRILLIANT' FOR MATH AND SCIENCE...THANK YOU!

  • Eugene Piekarski
    Eugene Piekarski 4 months ago

    About 2 mts

  • Kevin Poole
    Kevin Poole 4 months ago

    We created winglets in Grade school on paper airplanes and never got our cut. It offers more control and better turning capability.

  • George Szweden
    George Szweden 4 months ago

    knee high

  • KatanaPlayzYT
    KatanaPlayzYT 4 months ago

    3ft