Why are you just now going to the wind tunnel? Why did you not validate sooner?
Capital. As a small business, which we still very much are, we did not have much spare capital to spend on what we feel was a non-crucial validation process. We have already validated our CFD with other published CFD and wind tunnel tests. Some of the models we have tested and compared to, which has published known values for CFD and wind tunnel, Ahmed model, DrivAer model, and the Perrinn LMP1 vehicle. All of these are benchmark tests we have conducted over the years which we have used to compare and validate our CFD analysis.
However, as we grow, we have more capital to spend on R&D. We feel validating our rear wing analysis will improve our credibility, knowledge, and reassure our CFD analysis approach is correct moving forward.
Validating our rear wing profiles is a vital step in solidifying our CFD analysis as accurate to real-world testing. We are excited to have the capital allowing us to finally perform testing of this nature. Race teams generally perform tests of this nature for this exact reason.