Originally Posted by beepee
First question is why? Do you expect directional instability due to insufficient load on the front wheels? ANY wing addition that will provide down force, will also provide drag. Unavoidable. If the cost (drag) is worth the gain, it will be by pure experimentation that you find the right size/shape/angle of attack. As a group, we think in terms of approximate mph, it is meaningless to us to carry this out five places past the decimal point.
Good luck and have fun.
Thanks for responding Bedford. There are two reasons for a wing
1. Moving the weight farther back alows a faster run. but you loose stability.
2. I wasn't going to bring this up yet but I would like to try a verticle wing to that I may reduce toe on the single wheel.
Note: A few years ago someone figured out that the fastest cars seem to ride the rail and that brought about Railriding.
How to Railride = lift one front wheel off the ground or remove completely. Toe in the DFW (Dominant front wheel) wheel to make the car Ride the Center Rail. So if you would roll it on a table it would steer 4" every 4'
conclusion: So what it comes down to, is a wing worth the stability and could you remove a bunch of toe??? (Toe forces the single front wheel into the center rail, what if a wing did that?)