I might as well start posting in this thread.
machin wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:10 am
Everyone got their cars entered for Sepang scrutineering?
Not yet, I've been busy last couple of weeks trying to get sidepods to work on my car, but I can't seem to make them work. I finally found a way to at least get sufficient cooling for this week (it was often varying between 0.5-1 m^3/s), but it does mean that the car I'm racing this week isn't tested as well as I'd liked, since, for me, it's quite a new concept.
For example, some of the simulations with this setup show that the current engine intake is either sucking in enough air, but some simulations indicate that air is forced outwards, and I have not solved that problem yet
Looking at the current time, I'm probably better off altering my engine intake and just hope for the best regarding performance losses. However, the car should be a LOT better than the one I used last race, which also suffered from cooling issues that were only solved last minute (one of the final versions only got to 2/9th of the required cooling). This resulted in a different concept being used altogether.
If my last simulation will show that air is being pulled out of the engine, I'm pretty much forced to use my 2-day extension on this months entry, but let's see what happens first.
I'm also unsure whether the unclosed solid problems are resolved, it's unclear to me what happened to result in this happening, but altogether I'm very happy with the improvements that were made over the last weeks.