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    Originally posted by thebluerx7
    The fact they want to ban cash makes me want to go out and use it full time again now .

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      When you’ve asked a kid to weight-test the new mount for a photo - but you’ve only got daughters...

      Mit freundlichen Grüße

      Originally posted by Keith Duckworth
      "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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        Gorgeous mate, you should be proud. Wing looks OK too.
        GAS 260Z RB26DET
        GAS 1600 3SGE BEAMS

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          lol, nice one.
          .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

          Dr Hoon
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          DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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            Looks good! Go easy sanding the flowcoat, it can bite through really easily. You can cut away any big lumps before it sets completely using a sharp blade too.
            "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you'll suck forever" Brian Wilson

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              All the skills. Really good work. Looking forward to seeing reports of this used in anger.

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                How about instead of buying a cool boat, you buy a cheap fun little track car and start doing some track work to get your driving up (MX5?). Then you will be able to jump in this thing and be able to push it a lot harder, faster. I am willing to come over and help drive the "fun little track car". And when your done with this, and no longer need the practice car, You can always hand it down to me, I do have a spare garage in Italy at the unit. But it's a long way to your place from there- through awesome roads :)
                NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                  this will be ready to go soon enough, getting the point now that once a few measurable things are sorted, its pretty much done. i can see the light at the end of the tunnel! realistically needs an FIA cage, but that easy enough when the time comes (not now).
                  Last edited by doctor ed; 09-09-19, 07:06 PM.
                  Mit freundlichen Grüße

                  Originally posted by Keith Duckworth
                  "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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                    so what do you plan to do with this when it is done? circuit racing, or just sprints?

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                      firstly ill get some generic afternoon track time nearby to test and grossly set shit up. then do club days to further shake things down a bit, and see what it can actually do (eg spa, nurburgring etc). id like to hit up the euro hillclimb, and speak to their tech people "what can i race this in?" and see how far i get.

                      ultimately i need to feel-out where the car wants to go, and when it looks like we've a plan, ill look at doing the needful to bring stuff up to category spec
                      Last edited by doctor ed; 09-09-19, 07:07 PM.
                      Mit freundlichen Grüße

                      Originally posted by Keith Duckworth
                      "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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                        jesus i write some crap when im drunk. above edited to preserve everyones mental well being

                        so upwards and onwards. ive been trying to get my head around splitter und floor design. and its all finally starting to make sense. theres a lot of misunderstanding (or at least a lot of very low grade understanding) regarding splitter function out there in internet land. most articles are very basic, manufacturers of the new range of hypercars with the active aero shennanigans also dont help, by describing their systems in such low common denominator terms that they themselves propagate misinformation. the benchmark for aero development is obviously F1, but theyre so stranged by regulation you cant really take home much usable information. so youre stuck with dealing with some rather high end literature and a handful of complex articles to try and get your head around things, and then try and adapt that to your own use.

                        so im going to post a little summary with some sketches to summarise what ive learnt. its not going to be finished all in one go, but hopefully itll be useful (probably also be useful to me to write it down in a coherent way to help organise my thoughts)
                        Mit freundlichen Grüße

                        Originally posted by Keith Duckworth
                        "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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                          function part A - high velocity low pressure air, and the air dam

                          function part B - generating more neg pressure:
                          - the dead-flat principle
                          - the venturi diffuser principle
                          - the wing principle
                          - short side note on ground effect tunnels

                          actively stalling venturi diffusers through introduced flow

                          vehicle rake

                          vortex generators and the floor

                          the rear diffuser, and the importance of vorticies

                          splitters and the role of regulating underbody airflow
                          - risks of bottoming out diffusers and blocking flow
                          - splitter diffusers redirecting air (eg stalling lift zones on upper body panels)

                          practical notes for myself:
                          - length of diffuser beyond forward bodywork
                          - maximising air dam function
                          - active aero? (arduino and a headlight motor!)
                          - splitter height
                          - splitter rake
                          - splitter diffusers
                          Mit freundlichen Grüße

                          Originally posted by Keith Duckworth
                          "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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