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Re: Air Scoops

I image that the scoops were there  initial because the fixed gear had the
speed brake that would block the air if there was a belly scoop.

With those that have retract, is there a lot a turbulence hitting the scoop
when the ear is down?  Does it not matter, because we are only concerned
about full power and the heat that is generated then?

While the initial turns from the scoop to the baffles start to slow the air
down, I would imaging that the biggest impact is the air hitting the baffles
and everything else that slows that air down to cause drag.  But what do I
know?  "Computers are us" is me and a part time builder, following this
thread.  However, I still ask the question, "What problem are we trying to
fix and is it worth the effort to change it".  Engineer forever or build it
and fly it.

If you are worried about the ram air for cooling, look at the diesel or the
rotary.  This has peaked my interest now.

Bob Kuc
173 FGE

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Shaw <wingco@iu.net>
To: HYTEC45@aol.com <HYTEC45@aol.com>
Cc: reflector@awpi.com <reflector@awpi.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 09, 1998 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: Air Scoops

>HYTEC45@aol.com wrote:
>> Excuse me, but is their something I am missing about this air scoop
>Calm down now ...let's be polite.
>> The only "problem" with the reflector I see is that when the planes get
>> flying, the feflectore stops posting, and goes flying.
>I started flying Velocities in 84' and I'm still here!
>Hey Dave, you know why Dan and I put the scoops on the bottom?  Because
>were the pressure is the highest.  The top is in a vacuum especially in a
>when you need cooling most.  Besides doesn't heat rise?
>I've seen scoops work on the top.  By the time they were positioned and
sized so
>they would work that Velocity looked like Mickey Mouse on steroids.  :)
>Have a nice day everbody.   You know I still have fun building airplanes!