turbof1 wrote: ↑Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:00 pmA kink would in the wing element itself would have been illegal infact.ringo wrote: ↑Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:48 pmIt's not really a kink. That little piece that was added on is supposed to be a part of the end plate now. So in effect the wing flap would fall behind it when viewed from the side. So it is practically the smallest possible extension of the end flap to appease the rules.Sevach wrote: ↑Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:53 pmJust a little kink to the endplate to comply with the rules, very clever.
For aero purposes it's still exposed and pushes the air out.
I'm thinking Mercedes already saw that ruling coming.
I mean even Red Bull with time to think about it decided to close everything, they can't have come out with that on friday, right?
The extension to the endplate has to be part of the original VES itself, and adhire to the minimum/maximum (10mm minimum, 12mm maximum) thickness and edge radii (5mm radius). It looks like it does so.
This is a good example of how to explain the regulations, so I will remember this one (and I might even do an article on it). I do wonder if they can push it more to the edge. Since the solution got outlawed on safety issues, I wonder if they can get the wing element exposed without sharp edges.
I think that's the direction they're going to go to, either move the sharp point inwards and further away from the end plate and end with a rounded section (if they need a vortex there to increase the outwash effect as Scarbs keeps implying), or just end with a rounded section since the only thing that was outlawed was the sharp point end, that's an easy fix. Looking forward to the article.