Members MR2 Biohazard Posted June 26, 2021 Members Report Share Posted June 26, 2021 My thought is a wing is a wing as long as it fits in the body width. My old car I made a wing with a cord width of like 16" that I made out of plywood that I cut up like and made like a model airplane, used foam to fill it in, sanded it, body filler and wrapped it. Old style as if used by wood it counted as sq feet of wood. They changed it to 10 points so all was fine. It has worked really well over the years, just has gotten old and really beating up, maybe water logged a time to many. It produced like 300lbs of downforce at like 125mph. On my new car I got a wing that has a cord width of like 9.5" and produced like 125lbs of downforce. I wanted more so I got out the plywood again, make a small 3.75" cord width second element and bolted it to the first. It cost me almost nothing as I had scrap plywood sitting around. It should do about 200lbs of downforce now, but that second element added a bunch of drag and has about the same drag as my homemade wing with less downforce. I was OK with that as it was better and worked good enough. When I went to WGI tech told me that would be 20 points now instead of 10 as they see that as two wings and not just one. I said, it is a dual element wing, not dual element wings, they said it was two and I had to take 20 points. If I only took 10 on electronic sheet I could be protested and could be a dq. I have the rulebook printed out and see nothing in there that says 20 points. I took the 10 points, but still feel like I should not have. Can someone point me the rule? Or is this just a judgement call? Is it in the secret rulebook that I do not know about? Also, why would a dual element wing be 20 points and a single element be 10 points? As shown above the number of elements does not really matter. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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