hardingfv32 wrote:So this is a topography view of the body surface? Now that has to be easier in CAD.
ringo wrote:If you notice from the top view the side pod inlet slant forward. I have tested this, (with a proper intake hole on a different model) and it seems to produce down-force over the lip of the inlet.
This is a first in F1. There is a small drag penalty however.
Most teams use this area differently. Mclaren use it to slot the front of their side pod. Ferrari and renault have their crash structure in it as this area is not restricted by the regulation to have a min. 75mm radius for one close curve.
I'm using it as an area to extend bottom of the sidepod and creat some force.
inspired by the Mig "fox hound"
and f22 "raptor"
just flipped upside down
nacho wrote:Drawing things on paper with a slower pace lets his brain think without the complicated distractions of the computer and its user interface. I've noticed this when writing something on computer or with a pen and paper. With pen and paper you think more and things move forward more slowly but with more thought.
You gave it away, Ringo!
Since these aircraft inlets are slanted to keep the inlet shock outside,
we now know that you are designing the first supersonic F1 car.
Giblet wrote:Every angle of the Raptor is designed for stealth as well as aero, and compromises go both ways.
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