06-27-2012, 05:47 AM #1
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Lowered sponsons on rxp, will they create more drag
Just a quick one gurus I have lowered standard sponsons on my rxp about 20mm just wondering if they will create more drag in the water Thus bringing the revvs down about just chasing a few revs and wondering if this could be a cause cheers
06-27-2012, 05:55 AM #2
Not sure if it will lower RPMs in fact doubt it but it definately creats more drag and will lower your top speed.
06-27-2012, 08:19 AM #3
06-27-2012, 08:55 AM #4
? by doing this i would also think it would lift the rear of the ski and plow the nose too....Or would it? .i know this is for better handling.
06-28-2012, 12:58 PM #5
If your going fast enough in a straight line wouldn't the rear be lifted enough for sponsons to not be touching water? I dropped my stockers and from still pics it appears that they're not dragging in the straights? Or so it appears
06-28-2012, 01:16 PM #6
I ended up winning 3 first
Intermediate stock, Intermediate Limited, and Intermediate Open endurance. Tyler is such a joy to watch ride. He makes it look so easy. He has way too much fun out there kisking our a$$es.
06-28-2012, 01:25 PM #7
One thing I want to ask is your RPM loss..... Was it an all of a sudden when you lowered the sponsons? Reason I am asking I see you have just been a menber since the end of the year. I want to let you know that with the summer heat you will loose RPMs. I actually change my impeller between the summer and the cooler months. I loos a few hundred RPMs depending on my setup. With my endurance race setup I will loose between 300 and 400 depending on the air and water temps and humidity down here in the swamp.
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