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Old 11-14-2009, 01:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
Piwoslaw
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
OK, but how much energy is used to compress the air? My natural pessimism says it's going to take more than it saves.
Exactly. I've thought about making a duct that would transport air from the high-pressure zone in front of the car to the low-pressure zone behind it, but then decided that there would be plenty of drag in the duct, and it wouldn't be doing anything that's not already happening under/around the car. Generating compressed air will have an even lower efficiency.
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