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Old 03-04-2015, 02:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
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here my one mates drifting car and what looks like bike mirrors on it

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Old 03-04-2015, 03:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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bike mirrors

Their distance from the side glass is exactly what we're interested in,however the housings which hold the mirror might want some additional depth.At least a hemisphere's worth.
The supporting struts should be completely streamlined themselves and their root should blend into the body to prevent horseshoe vortice formation at the door boundary.
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That's some serious camber


I'd hang those mirrors upside down off the tops of the A-pillars.
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With mirrors that small on such narrow stalks, does moving them to top of the A-pillar make THAT much of difference? I know the A-pillar base transition is bad but I didn't think that there would be gains in moving them.

Or are me talking about 0.00001 benefit in drag?
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At least that much benefit in drag.

I'm presuming the driver's eye is closer to the top than the bottom of the A-pillar.
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i will suggest to him moving it. the reason for small mirrors here is not for drag but rather to reduce blinds spots and judge apexes better.

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