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Re: [EVDL] "Compression" slowing force with electric motors?

Morgan LaMoore wrote:

> Another effect that may be more or less important than friction is
> drag, or
> air resistance; it's the force of the air pushing against you as you
> move
> past.

Technically, drag *is* friction :) I included "streamlining" in my
list of fixes to reduce friction. Another phrase that means
aerodynamic drag is "air friction".

> As you go faster, it becomes more and more important.

Very good point. Air friction gets much worse as you go faster, while
other types of friction only get a little bit worse. So there's a good
reason to pay special attention to aerodynamic drag.

Doug Weathers
Las Cruces, NM, USA

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