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Old 03-26-2010, 11:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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OK, I looked for the chart and found it. I was a little off, I got angles right, but mixed up lift (Cz) and drag (Cx). At my age, it's good I remember anything
Here are two charts, they are from Piechna's book. The data is compiled by the author from a few sources.

The first chart shows how drag first decreases, then increases, and finally airflow detaches, with the rear angle getting steeper.

The second chart is lift. When the roofline of the vehicle is flat lift is actually negative (=downforce). It grows linearly as the rear angle steepens, zeroing around 6°-7°, then abruptly falls to almost zero after 30°.
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