variante wrote:Good start!
I guess, just looking at it, you're not far from your target.
But why don't you attach those pylons, the four mounts i mean, to the beam wing? Structural reasons?
Also, if i were you, i would work a lot with that beam wing (looks like it will almost produce lift with that AoA), especially considering the help it could give to extract air from the diffuser.
You might want to consider vortex generators on the roof as well.
Great project BTW
I think that the end plates will be enough to hold the beam wing, so I don't have these huge mounts going all the way down. You are absolutely right with the beam position, I will it will be very interesting to vary (height and longitudinal position), considering I also have the radiator flow to pump (and the diffuser as you said). But it produces downforce (roughly 20% of the whole wing assembly) already.
Vortex generators are already to be implemented in future versions, but I first really have to look carefully how the flow is so I can place them efficiently!
Blanchimont wrote:I forgot to mention that optimumlap is freeware and you can create your own simple tracks with this software.
Although i don't know how accurate it is, it is great to change certain parameters and get nice plots from the changes.
The plot is a surface that represents the lap time dependent from two variables (power, downforce, drag, weight,...).
You should at least have a quick look over the software, i would say!
Then it makes sense! Yes why not that sounds really good, I will have a look at that and hopefully can manage something.
Alonso Fan wrote:
the only thing i'm concerned about is that the front wing has two large fins attached to the body of the car. this, theoretically wouldn't allow air hitting the front bumper to spill out around the car, and thus, would create vast amounts of drag, as the air has nowhere to go except hit the bumper head on. i would advise making it so that the front wing creates downforce, and guides air to that magnificent rear wing you have there. i know its only v1, so this is just some advice for your next version
love the rear wing btw
i don't mean to say the body kit is bad, its still a very good attempt, much better than i could do myself
Your point makes sense! Yes it creates a high amount of drag, so maybe I will cut a bit the end plate like they are doing on F1 front wings endplates. That's definitely an area that needs work there! I value all points of views, good or bad ones, you learn from everything so I'm happy people post their views on that, don't worry! There is so much to do on an "unlimited" car that it is sometimes difficult to keep feets on the ground.