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Old 02-13-2013, 10:16 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by wingbatwu View Post
Does anyone know if the inventors of the FS round tried straight fins?

I have a suspicion that spinning the rounds with angled fins does not do much... and that the rounds go straight more because they are like a badminton shuttlecock than a spinning bullet.

Which means that if the fins were straight, the FS round would probably have less drag.

I have also never seen a shuttlecock with angled fins. Yet shuttlecocks don't need to spin to fly straight.
Is this the right thread for this conjecture?
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