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Old 03-28-2010, 05:25 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by puddleglum View Post
Crosswinds are almost always mor

I came across this link yesterday that illustrates crosswinds effect on mileage quite well. I'm guessing the hit would be even greater on a larger car with a worse Cd.
Such a cool picture. I tried to make a meaningful plot out of it :

The "Angle" is the ambient wind direction, in degrees.

The 90 degrees is (obviously) the point where the crosswind is orthogonal to the direction of travel. It looks like two different equations on each side of 90 degrees to me.

I wonder what sailboaters would have to say about this?


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