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Old 02-12-2009, 05:46 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Nice

I would suggest having it pivot open (on a steel rod) instead of swing open, so the aerodynamic forces on the flap are neutral.

Unless there is a pretty hefty detent in the actuator when it is closed (or if you continually run current through it), it looks like it will want to open up when driving at speed.
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