How much do spoilers increase drag coefficient?

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Approximetly how much is the drag coefficient if orginally the coefficient is 0.02689. I know it depends on aircraft etc but im only looking a rough estimate.
 

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As a first order guess, spoilers are a flat plate. But, what outside sources have you consulted?
 
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As a first order guess, spoilers are a flat plate. But, what outside sources have you consulted?
what do you mean by outside sources?
 
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Books, AIAA journal papers, NASA technical server, etc. What exactly are you trying to model here?
 
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i am modelling the braking system. so i need to know how much drag the spoilers provide to enhance my model
 
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Have you tried Raymers book?
 

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