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Old 08-29-2011, 05:55 AM   #46 (permalink)
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aren't vortices essentially drag? And used for airplane control surfaces so they stay effective? And don't they reduce the top speed when installed in an airplane (because they add drag instead of removing it?)

Is there ANY documented case where vortex generators were installed on a car in a wind tunnel and they reduced overall drag?

In other words, is installing vortex generators on your car much different than putting jet fuel in your tank and expecting your car to fly?
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