Can anyone explain/justify why, using the 'Theory of Wing Sections' by ABBOTT the lift/drag ratios seem so high. For example, I'm doing an analysis of the NACA0012 airfoil and using their experimental data on pg462/463 at 8 degrees CL is roughly 0.9 and CD is roughly 0.001 giving a lift/drag ratio of 90. This seems incredibly high since as far as I'm aware lift/drag ratios go up to 70 to 75 practically from answers I've seen on here. My problem is that my CFD analysis also gives these high lift/drag ratios but I just didn't think it was possible.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!