Resolved FRX-90 Front slipstream

Discussion in 'Community Support' started by Nir Tal, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Nir Tal

    Nir Tal Active Member

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    Hi

    I race X-90 in MP the other day in Paul Ricard 1A and in the long straight i had the car behind chasing me and getting closer. As it got very close, i got faster by ~8KMH, like i was in slipstream of car in front of me, but there was no one in front :D just behind...
    i can extract a video from the replay if u need
     
  2. Beastux

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    It seems logical; as the car behind gets the drag you had before it entered your slipstream, you go faster.

    That's why you see 2 cars go faster than 3 or 4 in Nascar races (I think this effect disappears at more than 2 cars).
     
  3. Heath

    Heath Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean you gained or lost speed ? Gained 8klm per hour or lost -8klm. If you gained , then that's normal. :D
     
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  4. Nir Tal

    Nir Tal Active Member

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    Gained :rolleyes:
    more like 12kph

     
  5. Heath

    Heath Well-Known Member

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    No bug there . :) two or more vehicles can race faster when lined up front-to-rear than a single car can race alone. The low-pressure wake behind a group's leading car reduces the aerodynamic resistance on the front of the trailing car allowing the second car to pull closer. As the second car nears the first it pushes high-pressure air forward so less fast-moving air hits the lead car's spoiler. The result is less drag for both cars, allowing faster speeds.
     
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  6. Nir Tal

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    What are you saying ? That slip stream will not help the car behind gain more speed and be able to overtake as a result ?
    Do u need me to give you a list of RL slipstream overtakes in Youtube ? come on...
     
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  7. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    It does help of course, but it can also help the car in front too. As explained by Heath. ;)
     
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  8. Beastux

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    No, he says that slipstream helps both cars, but it normally helps more the car behind, which can overtake with the speed acquired in the lasts meters before changing its line.
     
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  9. Nir Tal

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    ^^ But thats clearly not the case here. You can see in my replay the car behind couldnt pass bcz the car in front gained same speed
     
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  10. Beastux

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    The car behing may use more downforce. In this case, it is possible to catch the front car but not to overtake it.
     
  11. Heath

    Heath Well-Known Member

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    @Paul Darke can you mark this one resolved , no bug here , thanks :D
     
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