I'd sure like to see the SAE report on the Redhead to find out if that
answers that kind of question.
On Apr 29, 2007, at 2:42 PM, Mobley-Anderson wrote:
> It seems that the next question should be what happens if the decrease
> and then subsequent increase of the coke bottle shape does not exceed
> the 6 % rule for laminar flow?
> Another thought is that if, the longer the surface distance from front
> to back the greater the potential drag, then a coke bottle shape would
> increase that distance over a straight line and thereby might balance
> out any advantage that the coke-bottle shape offers. But I'm a total
> neophyte and these things just popped into my head.