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Gimp (Forum Supporter)
Gimp (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
3/17/22 10:06 p.m.

In reply to loosecannon :

That's perfect. Possible to ask for a degree range for the angle? Speed wise, we're in close enough boats (with me maybe 5-10mph down when I can actually drive). 

loosecannon
loosecannon SuperDork
3/17/22 10:15 p.m.

20-25 degrees somewhere

Gimp (Forum Supporter)
Gimp (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
3/17/22 10:16 p.m.

I'll buy beer next time I see you. 

loosecannon
loosecannon SuperDork
3/21/22 8:51 p.m.

I took the images and data from Kyle and tried to render them in aluminum. These fit all the measurements he sent me. Now I just have to make some mounts for them and make them pretty

loosecannon
loosecannon SuperDork
4/8/22 3:38 p.m.

New canards are built, painted and installed 

nocones
nocones PowerDork
4/8/22 4:07 p.m.

That looks fantastic.  I was watching a Kyle video and saw some CFD 3D model results from your car a few days ago.  I wonder if Kyle wants to join a $2000 challenge team...

loosecannon
loosecannon SuperDork
6/11/22 5:49 p.m.

Finally took the Panther out to run it in anger. Since last year, the only changes are addition of high downforce rear spoiler, dive planes out front and a slightly squished front end bodywork. The aero changes must have worked because the car felt very precise although the front end might be a little too strong. I can easily fix that with a sway bar or roll center change but I tend to make zero changes for local events and keep whatever is best for the Lincoln concrete.

The course was very busy and cone intensive, in other words, it was too tight and the elements were all too close to each other and even a simple slalom was made with hard offset cones so safe to say, too many cones were hit today (not by me, I actually hit fewer than anybody else). When you watch the video CLICK HERE notice how low my rpms are once I'm in 2nd gear. There was no place where I was in the meat of the powerband and the one time where it made boost, the back end kicked out and I was into the weeds.

The radiator sprung a slight leak on the end tank but the car made it through 5 runs without overheating. I will wait until there's a gap in the season to pull that out and fix it. Now that I know the aero works and the bodywork doesn't rub, I can make it all smooth and give the car a new livery. I think I should probably raise the ride height in front because the "flat" floor isn't actually flat because the frame rails are too low in the front.

I wrecked another GoPro case when on the side of the car. The local site has lots of gravel and the slicks chuck rocks at the GoPro at very high speed.

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