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Old 01-10-2021, 05:24 AM   #605 (permalink)
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Years ago when discussing Bob Windt's Wing In Ground Effect (WIG) hovercraft, it was said by others at the national hovercraft rally that an elevator either fore (canard) or aft (horizontal stabilizer) would work to control pitch. However human reaction time favored the aft location, a faster automated system would favor the canard and be more effective.

The flippers on the off-road Porsche work like front dive planes /strakes or fins do to keep the nose down, but once airborne they may help prevent flip over by acting as a vertical air brake.

Engineering Explained: 10 Aerodynamic Features Of Race Cars

2. Dive Planes

These fixtures are typically located on the right and left sides of the front bumper (see below), and are curved to redirect airflow at the front of the vehicle upward, thus creating downforce. They’re also used to alter the airflow along the sides of the vehicle, attempting to minimise the amount of high pressure air that enters underneath the car (which would create lift/minimise downforce).
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