MINIX High-Efficiency Wingtip for Subsonic Flight An old dream became reality when the Wright brothers first took to the air. Since that day, the aircraft has became a focus for all. And since that date, improvements have been constant to reduce drag in all forms, but only one remained stubborn... the wingtip vortices. Induced drag cannot be completely removed because it generates the lift of aircraft. It is 10% of the total drag at high speed, 20% in climb up and 70 to 80% taking off! In fact, the induced drag is inversely proportional to the square of the speed, while the remainder of the drag is directly proportional to the square of the velocity. A one percent reduction of the drag saves millions of dollars to air transport company and, more of 3% of global pollution is made by the aviation industry. You can put any dam at the wingtip, but nothing can stop the vortex from forming, therefore, from this conclusion, inventor Christian Hugues decided to look into the problem and focus his research on a specific shape to reduce this helical motion of this induced drag. In the beginning (circa 1997), he created a rough prototype, fixed to the roof of his car, equipped with strands of red wool to observe airflow at high speed, visible by opening his sunroof. He found the strands of wool were headed in the right direction. After several wind tunnel tests on 28 different prototypes, he finally got a very interesting result. He continued research with a five-digital blower on an airplane where a net gain of 6% on the entire airplane was achieved.