air deflector is nearing the two-decade mark as the most
most effectively designed deflector ever created. Simply,
TurboWing directs oncoming air to lift it up and over towed
trailers to dramatically reduce drag, thereby increasing
fuel mileage. And simply, it works extremely well.
TurboWing's unique, trademarked concave design, similar to
that of an airplane wing, was developed in the early 1970's
by Wingmaster, then tested and put into production in the
mid-70's, just in time to help many with the worst oil
crunch America had seen since World War II.
The original design, like
most newly developed
products, had a very
mostly theory based,
But it soon advanced through many stages of
development and testing
2 which would
thousands of dollars.
period of two years Wingmaster Company, working alongside a
leading aerodynamics engineer from Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(NASA), fine-tuned the original theory into a working model.
Once the prototypes were built, forces were joined with Jack
Lambee of Aerovironment Company to thoroughly test them. The
result was the TurboWing 1 being effective at significantly
reducing air drag on a tractor-trailer to increase fuel
After wind tunnel testing proved that the TurboWing design
was correct and effective, Jack Lambee, working
independently, performed a series of baseline speed tests.
This real-life and foolproof method of testing, commonly
used by most aerodynamic experts, concluded that the
TurboWing's design reduced air drag about 19%. This equates
to approximately a 10% increase in fuel mileage.
TurboWing style and function has thus become extremely
successful over the years for thousands of line-hauling
big-rigs, and its unique qualities and moneysaving end
results have been passed along to downsized towing
operations in the form of the TurboWing 11. Since 1983,
thousands of pickup and dually crewcab owners, towing both
cargo-type and 5th wheel trailers have enjoyed similar fuel
savings by utilizing the unique TurboWing concave design.
But can these tremendous benefits still be blessed with air
deflectors that are cosmetically appealing? Guaranteed!
Wingmaster's superb craftsmanship and attention to finish
detail are coupled to top-grade stainless steel to provide
looks that are unmatched by any deflector or spoiler