McLaren MCL38

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BigBeansBoy wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2024 4:42 pm
Have we seen this rear wing before? It’s very curvy
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So McLaren didn't actually use Monaco wing yesterday, it's a new (4th) spec wing this year. Very high load obviously, but also a few details in key areas that improve efficiency - dip+cut in the middle of the flap, cutout of flap tip, big transition from highest camber to very moderate camber at the tip of the main wing element. Loving that detail work

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Now i cant see any flexing going on..., one is from end of straight well before braking and out of turbulence the other after a corner, see this video, its honestly pretty crazy compare upper sus arm, and yes i know there can be a little travel, but then compare to halo, as that, and camera angle is fixed

https://x.com/i/status/1804549290804531505

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f1rules wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:45 am
Now i cant see any flexing going on..., one is from end of straight well before braking and out of turbulence the other after a corner, see this video, its honestly pretty crazy compare upper sus arm, and yes i know there can be a little travel, but then compare to halo, as that, and camera angle is fixed

https://x.com/i/status/1804549290804531505

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GQ1O6t5WkAA ... ame=medium
There is still quite a lot of flex there.
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f1rules wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:45 am
Now i cant see any flexing going on..., one is from end of straight well before braking and out of turbulence the other after a corner, see this video, its honestly pretty crazy compare upper sus arm, and yes i know there can be a little travel, but then compare to halo, as that, and camera angle is fixed

https://x.com/i/status/1804549290804531505

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GQ1O6t5WkAA ... ame=medium
If you use the trailing edge of the upper wishbone you can see there is still quite a lot of flex, but honestly no more than any other team IMO, but from my understanding this isn't the aera Red Bull are shouting about

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f1rules wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:45 am
Now i cant see any flexing going on..., one is from end of straight well before braking and out of turbulence the other after a corner, see this video, its honestly pretty crazy compare upper sus arm, and yes i know there can be a little travel, but then compare to halo, as that, and camera angle is fixed

https://x.com/i/status/1804549290804531505

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GQ1O6t5WkAA ... ame=medium
Mate, just look at the first braking point before turn one.

Easy comparison, seconds in:

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Glad to see Mclaren finally got the flexing to work properly...

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This is what I wanted to see. It isn't just the elements, it appears to be the whole wing on the outboard side.

I just wish we could see some shots facing the front of the car as it approaches Turn 1.
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deadhead wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2024 8:02 pm
https://ibb.co/Msw9FXM
The top of the sidepod is relatively similar between the two, but the side profile is quite different, with McLaren having a more pronounced undercut and a thinner overall shape along its length from front to back.

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:-) exactly, thats what i meant, to my eye this fw flex is incredible
Rikhart wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2024 10:44 pm
f1rules wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:45 am
Now i cant see any flexing going on..., one is from end of straight well before braking and out of turbulence the other after a corner, see this video, its honestly pretty crazy compare upper sus arm, and yes i know there can be a little travel, but then compare to halo, as that, and camera angle is fixed

https://x.com/i/status/1804549290804531505

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GQ1O6t5WkAA ... ame=medium
Mate, just look at the first braking point before turn one.

Easy comparison, seconds in: