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Old 06-22-2009, 04:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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in the rule books there are some limitations on what you can do to the body... x number of inches past the wheels in the rear, y number of inches longer than the wheel base... so on and so forth...
Very few of the "professional" teams have access to windtunnels for testing, NASA engineers to diagram their air flow efficency... etc... most invest all their money into 7,000 HP engines and their replacement parts
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in the rule books there are some limitations on what you can do to the body... x number of inches past the wheels in the rear, y number of inches longer than the wheel base... so on and so forth...
Very few of the "professional" teams have access to windtunnels for testing, NASA engineers to diagram their air flow efficency... etc... most invest all their money into 7,000 HP engines and their replacement parts
...and the primarily outrageous salaries that some of those drivers make...
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Very few of the "professional" teams have access to windtunnels for testing, NASA engineers to diagram their air flow efficency... etc... most invest all their money into 7,000 HP engines and their replacement parts
Much aero work does need wind tunnel testing, but it is a pretty good bet that a round tube cutting the wind could be easily improved by a factor of two or three. Five or six might take some science.

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