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Old 09-12-2018, 10:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Angel And The Wolf View Post
Could a double ended profile be better for approach angle?
The short answer is no.The template has the shortest low-drag nose which also respects SAE approach geometry.
Also,the template is at the 'sweet-spot',in the 'bucket' of the drag curve,with respect to surface drag and pressure drag.
If the body is any longer,or any shorter,the drag will be higher.
The other thing about the double-ended form is forward visibility.The windshield angle is so extreme,that we suffer light refraction through it,and internal reflections below it,such that you can't see out of the car.Hucho makes special mention of this problem in his text.
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