McLaren MCL35

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TheEngineer wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:26 pm
PhillipM wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:34 am
Afaik no s-duct planned for testing/early races
Front wing, bargeboards/turning vanes (actually irc the turning vanes are already slightly different on the launch vs render but I can't find a good picture to compare), boomerang, floor, diffuser updates - the usual stuff, basically. Rear wing is launch spec but they have a low drag version in the composites room atm. But again, fairly normal for testing.
is it wise at all to be sharing private information on a public forum?
Now it's launched there's nothing in there identifying, normal stuff.

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Posts about an upcoming filming Day have been moved to the Team Thread.
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Beacuse AlphaTauri released a top-down view of their car, I thought about comparing McLaren with them. And the MCL-35 is much tighter at the mid part of the sidepods. To be honest, I think these are the cars we should compare McLaren to, because these are the cars they were fighting with last year. Hopefully when Renault releases their car they release top-down views as well. I am very interested in seeing that comparison.

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Emag wrote:Image

Beacuse AlphaTauri released a top-down view of their car, I thought about comparing McLaren with them. And the MCL-35 is much tighter at the mid part of the sidepods. To be honest, I think these are the cars we should compare McLaren to, because these are the cars they were fighting with last year. Hopefully when Renault releases their car they release top-down views as well. I am very interested in seeing that comparison.
Thank you! And I agree, at this point in time, we have to compare McLaren with the rest of the midfield teams... Even when we all may want to do it with the top 3


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posted by a mclaren sponsor
nice light, havent even photoshopped
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQxDb6hXYAE ... name=large
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f1rules wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:31 pm
posted by a mclaren sponsor
nice light, havent even photoshopped
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQxDb6hXYAE ... name=large
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQxDb6hXYAE ... name=large
definitely a different boomerang compared to the renders, larger width

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The bottom arms are now so horizontal that it would be difficult to use POU I’d imagine?

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yes the are, from the group foto highlited
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also these small flow conditioners vt generators have been spread around, not like the renders and last year
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101FlyingDutchman wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:42 pm
The bottom arms are now so horizontal that it would be difficult to use POU I’d imagine?
I've seen POU mentioned a few times, what does it stand for please? Something to do with the front suspension geometry perhaps? :s

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pipm1 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:41 pm
101FlyingDutchman wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:42 pm
The bottom arms are now so horizontal that it would be difficult to use POU I’d imagine?
I've seen POU mentioned a few times, what does it stand for please? Something to do with the front suspension geometry perhaps? :s
POU is Pushrod On Upright, it's an offset of the pushrod mounting point on the upright, which has the effect of pulling the front down when turning, making the FW more efficient

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Great, thanks! :)

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101FlyingDutchman wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:42 pm
The bottom arms are now so horizontal that it would be difficult to use POU I’d imagine?
If you look at the pushrods though there is a bulge behind the brake duct, right where the POU joint would be.
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Good spot. There is indeed a bulge. Whether it’s there for any other reason isn’t quite clear to me. Other cars have a straight arm straight into the hub so it’s not for structural purposes


A comparison shot of the rear suspension to the rb16 would be very interesting too if anyone could do it

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is it just me or is that narrow nose a reminder of the last Catherham....

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