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{{About|the fixed winglet|controllable winglets|control surface}}
 
{{About|the fixed winglet|controllable winglets|control surface}}
A '''winglet''' is a type of part used to provide stabilization for [[rocket]]s and [[plane]]s inside an [[atmosphere]]. It is smaller than a regular wing (hence the name) and is sometimes (but not necessarily) also a [[control surface]].
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A '''winglet''' is a type of part used to provide stabilization for [[rocket]]s and [[plane]]s inside an [[atmosphere]]. It is smaller than a regular wing, hence the name, and is sometimes steerable. Such steerable winglets are then called [[control surface]]s.
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Placing too many winglets may end up producing too much drag, adding stress to the rocket and making it more difficult to control.
  
 
Currently the following non-controllable stock winglets are available in [[KSP]]:
 
Currently the following non-controllable stock winglets are available in [[KSP]]:

Revision as of 09:24, 3 October 2013

This article is about the fixed winglet. For the controllable winglets, see control surface.

A winglet is a type of part used to provide stabilization for rockets and planes inside an atmosphere. It is smaller than a regular wing, hence the name, and is sometimes steerable. Such steerable winglets are then called control surfaces.

Placing too many winglets may end up producing too much drag, adding stress to the rocket and making it more difficult to control.

Currently the following non-controllable stock winglets are available in KSP:

Image Part Cost
(Funds)
Mass
(t)
Max. Temp.
(K)
Tolerance
(m/s)
Lift Tiltable
BasicFin.png
Basic Fin 25 0.01 934 4 0.12 No
AVT1 Winglet.png
AV-T1 Winglet 500 0.04 2 000 12 0.3 No
Tail fin.png
Tail Fin 600 0.13 2 000 12 0.61 Yes