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air scoop

[′er ‚sküp]
(design engineering)
An air-duct cowl projecting from the outer surface of an aircraft or automobile, which is designed to utilize the dynamic pressure of the airstream to maintain a flow of air.

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A hooded opening used to direct outside air into an aircraft structure in flight. The ram effect increases the amount of air that flows into the structure.
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The positioning and design of the carbon-fibre air scoop and the light bar are the result of extensive wind tunnel tests.
The ram air scoop castings were large complex aluminum investment castings with critical specifications, and DLA Aviation could not find anyone to make them.
The engine air scoop was also rerouted as part of the 60 series redesign.
The enormous reserves of power are carefully delivered to the all-wheel drive system via limited-slip technology on both front and rear axles, while the reworked nose treatment and bull-nose air scoop improve cooling.
Kathleen Bozan is editor of Air Scoop at NAES Lakehurst, NJ.
The front end features a smart honeycomb grille, flanked with stylish light clusters and large air scoop below, itself flanked by neat foglights.
Daimler unveiled its Mercedes-Benz-AMG Project ONE, a low-slung, race-car like two-seat hybrid with an overhead air scoop and a long carbon-fiber tail fin.
One of the problems in this ultra-competitive part of the market is standing out of from the crowd and with its distinctive lines, large headlamps and air scoop and narrow grille dominated by the large MG badge the MG3 is still something of a novelty on British roads.
(Still, it doesn't obscure your rear vision too much.) In the sleek aero-sculpted front end, a gaping and functional air scoop sits on the hood and further draws attention, as do the bulging front fenders and bright-red STI badging on the grille.
In detail, the Mini Cooper S features a curvaceous front end which comprises of circular headlamp clusters with chrome surrounds, an air scoop, a large grille with a chrome border, a sporty bumper incorporating a pair of fog lamps, a smaller grille along with a pair of chrome finished air intakes to name a few.