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Wind tunnels are stingy with the data they reveal. They only give the total value but not neatly split into its contributions. Therefore, any such table needs to be calculated. Since XFOIL, which is now around for more that 30 years, we have such a tool and it does output the single contributions. However, I know of no publicly available collection which ...


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No. Slow-moving also means low mass flow. In order to re-energize the boundary layer, the air has to move fast, meaning high mass flow. Also, speed means reduced pressure, so the stagnation pressure is not sufficient to produce that desired high-energy flow. Also, contamination (bugs, ice) accretes close to the stagnation point. Ideally, in order to remove ...


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Cockpit windows that sit flush with the fuselage can save a very small amount of drag, but they require large double curvature window panes. Manufacturing such panes is significantly more expensive and there was limited commercial availability for that product when the A320 was being designed. You can see a few more examples of flat vs curved windows here: ...


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