Nickel wrote:Pup wrote:I'm more curious if something clever couldn't be done with the location of the pivot point. The regs seem to assume that the pivot is always located within the section itself, but I don't think they specifically state that it has to be. That is, you might be able to bracket the wing at the endplates and set the pivot point farther back or higher than the regs assume you could.
What about further down? If the pivot was located towards the center of the wing section. I believe the rules specify the maximum allowable travel for the leading edge of the wing section, which is why a shorter element yields greater drs effect, but if it pivoted in the center, this would allow a much bigger section while still lying flat when the drs is activated.
Nope, it has to be positioned within 20mm of the top-rear of the wing.