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Old 10-14-2017, 02:56 PM   #318 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Layne printed out all of the EXCEL spreadsheets for all the runs.For Baby's 3-runs,overall lift was: 114-lbs,93-lbs,and 104-lbs,for an average of 103.6 lbs.
We're not 100% confident about the values,as the ground board adds some room for interpretation with respect to lift.
Layne did make special mention,that most of the airdams he's experienced,produce unwanted induced drag.
If I'd softened the lower leading edge of 'Baby' I wouldn't have needed to add the rounded 'splitter',however,by doing so,provided the softening,plus a 'bumper' the the DOT might be interested in.
With enough money,I suspect that it would be a straight forward process to tune the nose for zero-lift/downforce.
At 70-mph,the splitter would induce only 12.25-lbs of negative lift.Meaningless in the grand scheme of things.
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