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Re: REFLECTOR: NACA Design
From: "Travis Young" <TravisY@onePOS.com>
> I did some research and thought that I would share the consensus of a good
> NACA inlet:
> The measured efficiencies of the inlets were about 80% of a simple ram air
> scoop (before losses due to bends) with a fraction of the associated drag.
By efficiency, you mean that a NACA scoop flows about 80% of a ram scoop
of equal inlet area? A 20% flow loss with much less drag is a tradeoff I can
live with. :)
Where did you get the efficiency number from?