I have this damage to the front spoiler on the right side (circled in red). They hit me and it went back a little below, you can see the difference from the left side.
Could I have problems with aerodynamic balance in the corners? I already know that the answer will be “absolutely not”, but I’m very picky and I would like to have a confirm from who have more experience
That isn’t a spoiler. No impact from the impact.
someone won supernats with a faring that was 90 degrees sideways
Zero affect on aero. Karts are poor aerodynamically anyway. You’ll be fine.
Here are a few topics on aero if you’d like to read:
has anyone here tested straight away peak gps speed or lap times or otherwise for improved aerodynamics (or very effective duck down and tuck) and seen any improvement?
thinking mostly in shifter karts given higher speeds but faster tag X30 or even Ka100 I think on some of the bigger 700 foot type straightaway tracks could show some impact?
I can say when the wind is blowing strong as a headwind down the straight at our local track in Sonoma I can see a 1-2mph difference vs no wind with peak m…
I’m honestly going with gimmick. But I’m not an aerodynamicist.
What do you think the purpose of the “dip” in the nassau is here?
Later informed these images were shot by TKart and re-posted on facebook
Here’s the article on Tkart on this nassau:
Very interesting, thank you!
Yep you’re fine. I think pointing your two index fingers out from the steering wheel might have more effect.
Sorry but I think I didn’t understand what you mean
Unless the damage causes it to drag, should be fine. I’ve had mangled nosecones cause the front end to have less grip (and the kart plows straight).
A heat gun and a little finesse may bring some of that out if you are worried about appearance or aerodynamics.
If there are no holes in the nose and the dent is not too severe, sometimes an air gun can blow it back into shape. The heat gun idea will help. If it’s creased this may be not work.
Unfortunately there is a small hole. Can duct tape fit well?
I have used a long thin screwdriver or metal rod to push the dents out with deceht success. As mentioned above some heat makes life easier.