2013 Mid America Truck Show Update
Another highly successful show in Louisville KY. Airtab® product recognition and positive performance feedback increases yearly.
Airtabs™ are now in use around the world and have withstood scrutiny in many different markets and applications. Airtabs™ have been imitated but never duplicated and have garnered accolades from both NASA and our customers for simplicity, performance efficacy, safe practices compliance and innovation.
Airtabs™, when inducted in 2009, was one of only 61 products in the Space Technology Hall of Fame. Airtab® is now part of NASA Space Shuttle "Spin-Off" product displays in Space Shuttle museums around the USA including the USS Intrepid Museum in NYC.
Airtabs™ are aerodynamic vortex generators and not simple air deflectors. Their distinctive twin wishbone ridges "trip" onset airflow into powerful (3000RPM+) long lasting counter rotating vortices.
Airtabs™ are not about boundary layer modification, attached flow issues, flow separation prevention or lift generation. Airtabs™ work by altering the near wake free stream airflow at any vehicle trailing edges. The benefits stem from the airflow behavior in the wake area after it has separated.
Airtabs™ multi-vortex array enhances safety margins through increased vehicle stability in high winds and gusts and reduces both base pressure drag coefficients and fuel consumption. Safety is also enhanced by improving driver mirror visibility in rain, snow or dust.
Airtabs™ were designed with safety and performance in mind. Hollow construction allows them to crush if run over. Their smooth "user friendly" curves make Airtabs™ safe and easy to handle. They will not cut, snag clothing or fingers, catch ropes or straps, snow, insects, branches or vegetation. They install using integral double sided "Peel & Stick" tape…no messing with separate tape pieces or templates, no glue, no drilling and no penetrating bolts , rivets, brackets or screws.
Airtabs™ are the simplest, safest, most cost effective and adaptable solution to the widest range of drag source locations for an almost limitless variety of vehicles.