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Forum: Aerodynamics 06-28-2008, 05:47 AM
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Posted By dosco
What text is that? I studied this stuff in school...

What text is that? I studied this stuff in school and lift and drag are defined by the direction of the freestream velocity. Lift is always perpendicular to the freestream and drag is always in the...
Forum: Aerodynamics 06-26-2008, 08:21 AM
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Posted By dosco
Sure, but how much lift are we talking about? For...

Sure, but how much lift are we talking about? For most of us, the answer is "not much."

Out of curiousity, I've seen you mention the "15 degrees backwards" idea a few times. Where did you come up...
Forum: Aerodynamics 06-25-2008, 07:12 AM
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Posted By dosco
I wouldn't spend too much time worrying about it....

I wouldn't spend too much time worrying about it. A diffuser is mostly applicable to race cars for generating downforce. They were developed to recover underbody-generated downforce that was lost...
Forum: Aerodynamics 06-24-2008, 08:17 AM
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Posted By dosco
In F1 cars this method was used in the diffuser....

In F1 cars this method was used in the diffuser. Designers found that the change in gas flow due to changes in engine RPM created balance problems. It was eventually scrapped.

In a regular...
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