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Old 09-13-2011, 06:59 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by euromodder View Post
Not every side-mounted airscoop develops into an air curtain.
I have to agree, that sample I came up with, well the last two samples just seem to capitalize on the twin/split radiator look of water cooled Porsche's and Ferrari's and have little to do with an air-curtain.

My other hobby is hovercraft, and early hovercraft used an "air curtain" to contain the cushion or bubble of lift air under the hovercraft hull. In that context, I have to ask what's next? A blower fan blowing pressurized air over the wheel wells?

That idea is not so crazy, NASA has a few illustrations of helicopter, propeller and fan blades with pressurized air flow. The intent in those examples is to lower the overall sound levels caused by turbulence.
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