hardingfv32 wrote:You guys are being intellectually lazy. This is just amateur babble about where to put the intake duct.
Why not apply the smallest amount of effort to understanding what a front wing system would require to be a performance enhancer.
1) Can someone clearly state what effect we want from the front wing with this system, down-force, drag reduction, etc.?
2) How is this accomplished at or in the wing itself?
3) AND most importantly, rough how much addition air flow are we talking about? This last question must be answered before you can credibly talk about any air routing scheme.
So who is going to man up to the task. I personally can't get past the first question.
The video I've seen was complete crap. Unusable to the eyes of the analyst.
Here are just a few options for a blown front wing:
Boost downforce, possibly using super circulation
Cut lift caused by the front wing central section, using super-circulation
Reduce drag, using induced stall, similar to the 2010 F Duct systems.
Any use of this system will almost certainly require high velocity and (high pressure?) air, and whether it will be possible to supply this, I do not know, but there are potential benefits.
The amount of air will surely be equal to the amount of air going into the intake, minus a tiny amount for losses. Dumb question much?
N12ck, grip is grip, and whilst the EBD is a loss in rear grip, it's no where near as big as the 20% total downforce I've heard in places in the forums, that's just absurd. Most of the cars downforce is generated at the rear of the car anyway, so adding a bit more at the front is fine, and can be accounted for by a teams vehicle dynamics team in the design phase of the car.