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Race wing end plates by doublec4
Started on: 02-07-2011 11:36 PM
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Last post by: rogergarrison on 02-08-2011 08:31 PM
doublec4
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Report this Post02-07-2011 11:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for doublec4Click Here to Email doublec4Send a Private Message to doublec4Direct Link to This Post
Anybody know a website (other than APR) that sells end plates for a track wing?

Carbon, Aluminum, doesn't matter. Having a hard time finding a "selection"

Thanks guys!

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Report this Post02-08-2011 01:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Marvin McInnisClick Here to visit Marvin McInnis's HomePageSend a Private Message to Marvin McInnisDirect Link to This Post
What the hell do you need to know? Get a sheet of aluminum. Cut it to almost any shape you want. Almost anything you can do will be as good as any other. The sole purpose of end plates is to interfere with wingtip vortices, and they are very crude devices.
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Report this Post02-08-2011 01:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for doublec4Click Here to Email doublec4Send a Private Message to doublec4Direct Link to This Post
Well I was hoping to have something with a nice finish. Sometimes difficult to do with carbon fibre. Don't want "fraying" edges.

Might have to whip up something homemade though..
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Report this Post02-08-2011 05:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for heybjornClick Here to Email heybjornSend a Private Message to heybjornDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Marvin McInnis:
The sole purpose of end plates is to interfere with wingtip vortices, and they are very crude devices.


Yes. The non engine noise race cars make is the wing end plates swearing at wingtip vortices. Bigger is better, too. Not for aerodynamics but for advertising space.

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Report this Post02-08-2011 07:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Black LotusSend a Private Message to Black LotusDirect Link to This Post
Endplates make the airflow think the wing is longer than it really is.
Able to get more effective work out of a wing of a given size.
If nothing else, it helps keep the mice out of the wing.

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Report this Post02-08-2011 08:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
.............or provides more decal space for ricers, lol.
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