[Land-speed] roof flaps

Jon Wennerberg jonwennerberg at nancyandjon.org
Wed May 28 11:01:36 MDT 2008

On May 28, 2008, at 12:51 PM, Benn wrote:

Anyone have a sense of how tricky the design of roof flaps is?   
wondering if I might incorporate them into my MR2.  It would be nice  
to keep
the shiny side up if the car spun at speed.  I'm pretty ignorant  
about these
and how they work.   I assume they must be positioned exactly right  
on the
roofline to both stay shut during forward motion and open readily as  
the yaw
angle gets to the critical point.  Thoughts?


Benn, go to landracing.com and search -- there's been a good bit of  
discussion on roof flaps.  Also consider going to Sumner Patterson's  
site (www.purplesagetradingpost.com) and start clicking around.  I  
think he has some roof flap-specific information on there, too.

Jon , tall guy with moustache
and two 200 MPH Club hats

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