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How a Wing Improves a Dragster’s
Performance

Increase
acceleration by increasing Traction Force

Since
downforce creates traction, wings are good.

This
equation shows how to calculate the downforce:FL=(CLAρ/2)*V2

A wing
also produces drag, which is bad.

The
equation to calculate drag:Fd=(CdAρ/2)*V2

Summing
all the forces results in:a=μgc+(μCL-Cd)(AρV2)/(2m)

à**To go
fast you need a big C****L**** and a small C****d
**

à**This
is an ideal wing.
**