Can endplates be used to reduce chord length by up to 14%?
I understand large endplates can change the lift distribution from an elliptical one to a uniform one, making the wing more efficient by increasing lift near the wing tips.
This increases the effective aerodynamic span by up to 16% ( see pic below ).
pic: Effect of large endplates on a short span wing, Source: Zenith
Can this be used to shorten the chord?
16' span, 2' chord, total wing area: 32 sq ft rectangular wing.
Use large end plate, h/b=20%.
revised effective aerodynamic wing span: 16' x 1.16= 18.5'
Revised chord: 32 sq ft / 18.5 = 1.7' chord.
Is this correct thinking?