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Old 07-20-2005, 09:19 PM
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:02 PM
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Is Baja not testing their new boats in a wind tunnel? I would assume that is why the wing is there, but I could be wrong.
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http://www.bajamarine.com/index.asp?...dtunnel&tab=1&

i still doubt a wing of that size on a tank like a 40 outlaw that runs sub 100 would do anything more than being a fancy place to catch your lines on when docking...
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The kind of wings we're discussing here are devices that, in principle, try to keep you connected to the surface.
the buzzi boats would be the exception... those boats were desinged with the wings in place and count on their performance for the boat to "fly" correctly...

the rest are tacked on ornaments...
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I don't doubt it at all. But a wing is all about downforce and is in fact an "anti-aerodynamic" device.

Aerodynamics refers to punching a hole through the air with minimal resistance.

The kind of wings we're discussing here are devices that, in principle, try to keep you connected to the surface.
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the wing thing was done some in the 80s and early ninties i would guess they abandoned the idea when they realized they could not control the angle of attack... think of the apache vid and ad a wing

steamlining and reducing drag ie most supercats and the race fountans seems easier and more rewarding
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:46 AM
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There is little or no "Quality" airflow within a couple of feet (vertically) of the deck, especially aft of the cockpit. We did some air work at Cougar 20+ years ago. We even set the UIM Class 1 straightaway record with Ted Toleman's 38' aluminum Cat with a 12' wide NACA 33 slotted flap wing raised 6 FEET! Turns out, that wasn't high enough! Sonny Levi said that the only benefit we got, was the fact that the wing raised the vertical drag center, and held the nose up. When Howard Arneson rigged his first 38' wooden Cougar, he wanted to ram some air into the engine rooms. He ended up with the air inlets about 7 or 8 feet above the deck (wouldn't stay together, but it worked). The fast cat boys are on the right track with the 'full body' treatment, turning the whole body into a wing. In short, a wing on the aft deck of an open cockpit boat is lipstick....
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I don't doubt it at all. But a wing is all about downforce and is in fact an "anti-aerodynamic" device.

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Aerodynamics refers to punching a hole through the air with minimal resistance

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The kind of wings we're discussing here are devices that, in principle, try to keep you connected to the surface

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