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Published on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 Written by Mark Read « Back to news articles

After over a year of preparation and design work, we have the first air brake ready for installation from Kentin Engineering. These are very complex pieces to machine and the tolerances need to be spot on. 

These brakes will have to withstand over 7 tonnes of force when first deployed, and are our primary means of slowing the car so we can deploy high speed and low speed parachutes.

The end plates are design to deflect the air under the tailfin, so as not to cause rear end lift during deceleration. The holes in the end plates "disturb" the air further and increase braking efficiency.

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