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26 Feb 2015

The W06 already featured changes around the leading edge of the sidepod, with the introduction of the leading edge slat.  To further enhance the airflow in this region the team have now revised the fin that works in unison with the mirror stalk.  The previous fin was a rhomboid shaped horizontal fin, whilst the new fin (right) combines this with a vertical extension that mirrors the stalk ahead of it.  These will now work in unison to vorticise the airflow over the sidepod, increasing its operating window.


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