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Old 15 March 2007, 09:04   #1
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Aerodynamic windbreak

Anyone know of a design that can be incorperated into a low windscreen that at speed would deflect the wind over the heads of the crew? Like in a F1 car.
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the yanks use a reverse lip on their windscreen less boats. I think cookee has incorparated something similar. I dont think its strictly aerodynamic but it deflects the wind which is probably alot more important... ill look for a pic
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what about a motorcycle screen, they call it a double bubble screen,!!
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Do a google image search for aeroscreens - may give you a few ideas - as used on many vintage racing cars etc.
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Anyone know of a design that can be incorperated into a low windscreen that at speed would deflect the wind over the heads of the crew? Like in a F1 car.
It is going to be some size to deflect the wind over your head
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You think so? I'd have hoped to have kept the screen as small as possible.
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The faster you go the smaller the screen needs to be - like a wing on a plane.
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You think so? I'd have hoped to have kept the screen as small as possible.
You could always sit on the floor
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at speed would deflect the wind over the heads of the crew?

i av fownd dat standin de misiz jakeeen att de frunt ov de fkin bote sulves de problum

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Anyone know of a design that can be incorperated into a low windscreen that at speed would deflect the wind over the heads of the crew? Like in a F1 car.
I you're talking about a jockey seat RIB, I reckon you won't manage it. You need to keep your head far away from the screen to cope with the lurching and RIB speeds are relativley slow so you'll not get laminar flow to come off the screen and stream upwards that distance. You might be able to arrange a situation where the screen is a spoiler and you sit in the turbulance, which could be a bit less airy than standing in the breeze.

Just my guess, of course.
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