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Old 11-04-2005, 12:43 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Soviet
It's all a bunch of voodoo and hooey. I swear to god I'm gonna build a wind tunnel and test every modern body for drag-coefficient and regional downforce.

Just wait and see, each and every body will be within 10% of each other. I'd bet my life on it.

Will be waiting....
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:13 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Ben.C
Will be waiting....
The wind tunnel is easy, I've built one before for airfoil cross-section testing. Cardboard, screen, wood and ALOT of hot-melt glue with some nice plexi to view the bodys.

Digital scales from the Physics lab would suffice, along with a digital tension scale rigged to measure drag.

I would need at least 6 bodies though, all the top ones. If RCTech members each bought me one, I would spray them a solid color and test them (No masking, no pretty paint, etc. I wouldn't want folks to think I'm just trying to get free bodies) . Upon completing my study, they would be either destroyed or given to kids at Debbies RC world in VA, Beach.

I've got the month of December off. It would be a fun project. A full article complete with nice photos, graphs and an excel spreadsheet would be published here with futureal's permisson.
"You don't get hurt racing little cars..."

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Old 11-04-2005, 02:49 AM   #18
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I guess I am a bit stubborn. I want to feel the difference myself. So I am going to compaire a so called 'good' body, with one that I like more.

If there's a significant difference I will choose the better one. If not or if I cannot notice it, I will simply drive bodies that I like .

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