Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

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Re: Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

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Post by WaikeCU » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:49 pm

^Now we know why Sauber F1 has financial troubles and desperately needed pay drivers. :D

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Post by Manoah2u » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:59 pm

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

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Re: Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

Post by J.A.W. » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:49 am

Check out the sleek aero on this ol' warbird from 70 years back, even down to the finely faired exhaust pipes..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfPOVWOIL8M
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Re: Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

Post by hpras » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:29 am

Rollie Free heading towards 150.3mph on a Vincent in 1948. Notice that the Speedo emphasizes ellipses. Completely nutters.

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Re: Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

Post by J.A.W. » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:25 am

Speedo?
I cant even see a tacho..

He had to have been fairly confident in his mount, certainly.. ..good effort that..
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Re: Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

Post by hollus » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:30 pm

Well, driving like that requires big balls, but not too big!
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Re: Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

Post by Manoah2u » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:15 pm

BMW E21 Alpina Aero Fuel Record car

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Marotti Trike

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Re: Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

Post by Pierce89 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:21 pm

The Wraith has been a long time coming. It's expected to crush records in UK hillclimbing.
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Re: Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

Post by Pierce89 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:30 pm

xpensive wrote:The 1980 Brabham BT49, running with front wing positive lift to balance the enormous ground-effect from the venturis;

http://www.crankandpiston.com/brain/med ... ies-16.jpg
Positive lift? OK, if you say so. Positive lift creates drag, you know?
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Re: Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

Post by countersteer » Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:07 pm

Pierce89 wrote:
xpensive wrote:The 1980 Brabham BT49, running with front wing positive lift to balance the enormous ground-effect from the venturis;

http://www.crankandpiston.com/brain/med ... ies-16.jpg
Positive lift? OK, if you say so. Positive lift creates drag, you know?
My understanding is that the positive angle of attack on the front wing was intended to force more air into the tunnels creating a net increase in downforce. It wasn't to "balance" the ground effects but to enhance it. During the CART era, Indycars running ovals had little more than flow conditioners instead of front wings whose purpose was to force more air into the tunnels.

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Re: Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

Post by ArgyrisB » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:13 am

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Chevrolet Chaparral 2X

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufruRqS ... e=youtu.be


Laser propulsion! Inspired from wing suit! Sadly only in Gran Turismo :p

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Post by henra » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:26 am

hpras wrote:Rollie Free heading towards 150.3mph on a Vincent in 1948. Notice that the Speedo emphasizes ellipses. Completely nutters.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... rd_run.jpg
Priceless.
The helmet must be purely for improving aero me guess, considering the rest of his protective clothing... :mrgreen:

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Re: Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

Post by Manoah2u » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:59 pm

ArgyrisB wrote:http://news.boldride.com/wp-content/upl ... 370559.jpg

Chevrolet Chaparral 2X

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufruRqS ... e=youtu.be


Laser propulsion! Inspired from wing suit! Sadly only in Gran Turismo :p
despite it being an interesting machine,

let's keep it to real-life machinery and not 'fantasy' studies. Otherwise you can start including the delorean etc. aswell.
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Re: Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread.

Post by Manoah2u » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:10 pm

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151 mpg "car"
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.