Caterham CT-04 Pre-launch Speculation

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@zioture is right, the finger extension has a single vane trailing behind it. I didn't draw this in my quick sketch following the release of the video, but its clearly there.

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scarbs wrote:@zioture is right, the finger extension has a single vane trailing behind it. I didn't draw this in my quick sketch following the release of the video, but its clearly there.
=D> Thank your sketch is great

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scarbs wrote:@zioture is right, the finger extension has a single vane trailing behind it. I didn't draw this in my quick sketch following the release of the video, but its clearly there.
hmm... The wing has large torsional loads around the vertical axis when cornering, so it makes sense to have a trailing vane attached to the finger like nose/pylon.
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n smikle wrote:
scarbs wrote:@zioture is right, the finger extension has a single vane trailing behind it. I didn't draw this in my quick sketch following the release of the video, but its clearly there.
hmm... The wing has large torsional loads around the vertical axis when cornering, so it makes sense to have a trailing vane attached to the finger like nose/pylon.
If the "finger" is perfectly round that's a bad aerodynamic shape. It would create drag behind it. I guess that's why there is a tapering vane behind it.

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With reference to the above image of the impact area on the wall, could it be green =width of the two dummy cameras?
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So isnt it more like this?:
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or this ?
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.... maybe not, but still not sure if there is one piece under the dicknose.
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The top one is my bet.

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I think that the second design is more 'real'.
Look at the shape of the tip with two noses detached
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indeed. if i look at that lower 'bulk' there, it reminds me of design interpretations posted before in the 2014 thread

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i think it'll look similar to this, just that the higher tip of the nose in this design rendering/drawing is much shorter and lower.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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Manoah2u wrote:indeed. if i look at that lower 'bulk' there, it reminds me of design interpretations posted before in the 2014 thread

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/5066/lfgj.jpg

i think it'll look similar to this, just that the higher tip of the nose in this design rendering/drawing is much shorter and lower.
Right great pic

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I did a caterham photoshop with the picture above:

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with camera pods:

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Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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A double nose hmmm, I kinda like the look of that.

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Wow I like it a lot now I'm just soo interested to see how teams use the vanity panel loop hole..... Is this the grey areas we will see teams exploit this is getting a lot more fun'!!
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Tried to compare the new monocoque (the shapes) with the old one (the 2013 Caterham)
The coque they crash tested is boviously missing some parts/bodywork but is that important?
They are quite different.
The new coque's 'rear bulckhead'(?) which hosts the fuel cell looks slimmer and higher but its base is larger... and judging other screenshots, it has two reltively big cavities at the bottom...
No engine oil tank cavity is visible.

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