CARBON WEEZEL GOES TO MIRA with an ADR3
Working with Simon McBeath, aerodynamicist, author of the Haynes published "Competition Car Aerodynamics" and the "Aerobytes" column writer for Racecar Engineering magazine, Carbon Weezel spent a day at the MIRA full scale wind tunnel on Friday 21 January 2011, testing the ADR3.
With a lot of work and forward planning from us at Carbon Weezel, prototype parts were produced which enabled a series of over 50 test runs over this very hectic day. The emphasis was to achieve aerodynamic downforce figures to a near 50/50 split front and rear at around 90MPH.
After 37 runs and various changes we achieved a split of 47.4% front and 52.6% rear,and an L/D of -1.887,which we are all very pleased with.
You will be able to read a full report of the MIRA testing in Simon's column in Racecar Engineering Magazine which is scheduled to run from April 2011 to July 2011.
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