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Airliner sharp wing tip vs elleptical

Airliners have some boundary conditions which make elliptical wings less preferable. Wing sweep. A swept, elliptical wing suffers lift loss at its center and will easily see its tips stall first at ...
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Airliner sharp wing tip vs elleptical

An elliptical lift distribution is optimal in terms of induced drag. It can be achieved by an elliptical planform (with a straight span and un-cambered airfoils and no twist), or by twisting a more ...
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