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I am doing a study on split winglets and how they are more advantageous than blended winglets . While browsing through the net, I was reading an article about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and they had mentioned that these winglets reduce the bending moment . So I was wondering how?

Also can anyone tell me how is it better than blended winglets? Don't they cause more drag though?

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  • $\begingroup$ This answer by Peter Kämpf should answer everything you need to know and more about winglets and their effect on bending moment. $\endgroup$ – Sanchises Jan 14 at 14:31

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