Wing Fences

Wing Fences

 

small barriers on the upper surface of the wing of an airplane, placed parallel to the plane of symmetry of the aircraft. Wing fences improve the stability of the plane and its lateral controllability by interfering with the boundary-layer overflow along the expanse of the swept wing.

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