As an example of moving the CP rearward to enhance high-speed stability,
take a look at Rex Svoboda's beautiful blue McLaren modified sports. The
additional rear fins move the CP further to the rear, particularly
important with a mid- engine configuration since its CM is so far aft.
Rex reported that his car was quite stable at 200, even running "wide
Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Thomas E. Bryant
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 8:43 AM
To: Keith Turk
Subject: Re: Center of pressure?
I realize that this can be a problem for you guys with steamliners!
I know it isn't accurate, but I assume the windshield area to be the cp
on real cars. This is what I used when reconfiguring my car...the front
of the door. It seemed to be close enough to fix our problem.
Tom, Redding CA - #216 D/CC (I don't really have a car anymore, just
lots of parts!)
Keith Turk wrote:
> I'm still trying to sort out how you guys are finding the center of
> of your car.