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Old 04-26-2020, 01:28 AM
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Does a spoiler affect the car in mid-air?
Old 04-26-2020, 06:59 AM
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hi Oli rc7 well to tell you yes it does effect the car in mid air especially outdoors in windy conditions it can alter the landing of the vehicle , it effects how it will land nose up , down , landing side ways due to a cross wind , drifting l or r , some people alter the wing as putting holes in the back part wing for the air to pass through it , to help make it a little more aerodynamically stable, also too large a wing can slow the vehicle down , on the ground and in the air , on the ground you might gain some better traction because of the down force of the wing , but you
will lose speed and direction when landing too ok mugey
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Old 04-26-2020, 12:01 PM
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Yes it does. Size, shape, and speed will all be apart of the equation. The evolution of the stadium truck spoiler is a telltale sign of something happening during flight. There must be something to those gurney flaps besides looking weird at the angles they're bent.
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Old 04-27-2020, 12:21 AM
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Ok thanks everyone
Old 04-27-2020, 05:23 AM
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Just to clarify, a "Spoiler" is attached to the body and a "Wing" is detached from the body where the down force of a Wing is tunable and Spoilers are not tunable in RC.

While I agree that a spoiler on a Stadium Truck body can present about equal down force as most wings on the market, you can't adjust the height/angle like you can with "Wing Mounts".

I have lost both spoilers and wings during a race and the cars become essentially "undriveable" to where my laps times drop way off pace and I just need to pull the car from the track and make necessary repairs.


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