An aerodynamic device designed to improve traction by increasing the downforce on the car. The use of airfoils (also called wings) increases the cornering capability and improves stability at speed, but often at the expense of additional aerodynamic drag.
The Airfoil is the shape of the cross section of the wing. The front of the airfoil is the leading edge and is usually a rounded section. The back of the airfoil is the trailing edge and usually tapers to nearly a point. The distance between the two is the wing chord. The top surface of the airfoil is usually always curved to allow smooth airflow and produce lift.
A part or surface, such as a wing, propeller blade, rotor blade or rudder, whose shape and orientation control stability, direction, lift, thrust, or propulsion. Report this Word See also: Rib (wing) Added by: mkranitz
A vertical cross-section of the wing, what you would see if the wing were cut by a vertical knife while the plane was flying straight and level and you looked at the wing from where the wing tip used to be. The shape of the airfoil can have significant influence on the flying qualities of an airplane.
shape of a wing, blade, propeller, rudder, sail whose shape controls stability, direction, lift, thrust or propulsion. It's shape provides force when in motion to surrounding air and can lift or control a plane in flight. (see profile)