etsmc wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:05 am
So started developing a new car from last years rulebook, I am looking to design this car and then refine it for the new season if it happens. I want to have a car that i can understand so rather than trying anything radical like previous cars it will be keeping it simple.
In my initial testing, I am finding the front wing elements are currently have a cl/cd of 5.3 now I remember a post a while back saying the good team should be producing a cl/cl of 7.5 on the rear wing.
Anyone care to share their front wing cl/cd??
I have always found this style of the car hard to balance front to back and looking at the numbers if I have a rear wing that is even close to the top teams my car is going to be unbalanced again obviously this is not taking the floor/diffuser into account yet..
The number on the "Front Wing" is not so relevant because what I identify as front wing might be radically different from what your front wing is. Anyway, my number for its efficiency is 7.42.
The Rear Wing is much more identifiable as such; my number for it is a rather unsatisfactory 3.96. Yes, it does help the diffuser, but I think it is still one of the two weak points of my car.
machin wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:01 pm
This is a great story, and just shows what people can get out of this championship... it will be great to follow your career progress after University...
...Maybe one day you'll be writing a book and you will be able to say that this is where it all started!
Thanks for the faith in me, but I fear you'll need to live a couple million years just to witness me taking the degree