slimjim8201 wrote:It seems that everyone thinks that the teams are trying to stall their wings at high speeds to reduce drag. This goes against everything that I understand about aerodynamics. Please feel free to chime in, but every form of aero stall I've encountered has resulted in a loss of lift and an increase in drag.
I would think that the teams are devising methods to avoid stall, not induce it...
You make a good point about not wanting it to stall. I was of the same opinion until irealized how restricted the teams are with the regulations concerning the wing. They are force to settle with a 2 element wing that is clearly less advantageous than 3 at those kinds of camber.
If you take a look at my failed wing
, even my first element is less cambered than what they use. The second one is almost verical too, maybe about > 45* ?
It's possible stalling becomes a benefit at those kinds of angles. My tests gave a reduction in drag, but a poorer L/D. It would be interesting if you could also obtain any wing profiles as close as possible to what is currently used in F1.
That one that you have tested is pretty mild, and wont have to resort to stalling as an improvement.
What is your take on wake control? I am seeing variations in you wake as well.