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Old 01-03-2008, 09:25 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by IWillTry View Post
You said in a prior post that the air dam would increase your CdA, but would decrease your Cd. I just wanted to clarify that CdA is what you should actually be trying to decrease (not Cd). Drag force is proportional to CdA.
Good catch, IWillTry.

And thanks for signing up to clarify the coastdown testing with your spreadsheet also.

I don't know if you have a stat counter at your Instructable on this subject, but if you do, I bet it's seen a lot of traffic in the past week.
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