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Re: IndyCar 2018 Aero Kits
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2018, 04:43:48 AM »
The odd lurid livery aside, they are great looking motors.

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Re: IndyCar 2018 Aero Kits
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2018, 01:33:16 AM »
Proper shot of the rather great looking windscreen:




One to appreciate the thickness of this 'glass' (apparently it's four-tenths of an inch thick - about 1cm)

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Re: IndyCar 2018 Aero Kits
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2018, 01:34:44 AM »
I can't find decent information about it, but would it be capable of deflecting what they want the halo to handle? If so, this should be implemented by F1 for 2019.
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Re: IndyCar 2018 Aero Kits
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2018, 01:42:34 AM »
Dixon feedback: Man's too hot, but also got a strangely silent "luxurious" sensation.
https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/dixon-cautiously-positive-after-first-indycar-aeroscreen-run-1003353/
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Re: IndyCar 2018 Aero Kits
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2018, 02:44:06 AM »
So they'll have to fiddle with the driver cooling but apart from that it all looks good.  I also can't find info. on windscreen strength - certainly looks substantially thicker than Red Bull's aeroscreen, but then that had a carbon fibre rim at the top for re-inforcement.  Actually, one of the FIA's issues with the aeroscreen was that said rim was too close to the driver's helmet.

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Re: IndyCar 2018 Aero Kits
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2018, 02:40:30 PM »
The article says they use it for fighter jet canopies, so I think it should be fine to handle whatever could hit it. And it does not appear to be that close to his head.

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Re: IndyCar 2018 Aero Kits
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2018, 01:15:13 AM »
Re: Proximity to helmet - I can see where the FIA was coming from regarding Red Bull's aeroscreen as it does look quite tight to the driver:



Whereas the gap to the IndyCar screen is far more generous, which just means the FIA will have to pick a different reason to reject it in favour of their hideous halo: