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Old 01-10-2021, 07:07 AM   #606 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kach22i View Post

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.
If the car is nose-high and you brake the front, the back comes under it in a classic blowover. What matters is the angle of attack. Aircraft have no trouble flying upside down by adjusting that a few degrees.
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