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Does it make a difference what the length of the planes wings are?
Yes, the length of an aircraft's wings do make a difference in the aircraft. The wings of an airplane help create lift, an essential force of flight. The longer the wings an airplane has, the more lift that can be created. This is important in sustaining the weight of the airplane and maximizing fuel efficiency. The length of an airplane's wings can also effect the lift-to-drag ratio.