Thread: Folding Aerocap
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
It would be susceptible to aeroelastic effects,causing it to deform from its intended shape when under load.A look through the rear-view could confirm.Other than that,she looks pretty sweet!
Thanks! I didn't build windows in this version of my Aerocap, so I can't see what it happening when I drive, but I have observed the Aerocap from a chase car and sure enough the shape does deform. What suprised me was that it seemed to "inflate" into a nice rounded shape. From looking at the tufts, the are seemed to flow smoothly over the inflated shape. Below is a screenshot from a short video i took (I will post the video later if I can figure out how to remove the sound).

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