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Old 10-29-2016, 01:47 PM   #2271 (permalink)
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supercar/hypercar

By default,supercars will be designed with built in induced drag for high speed stability.They,and all their features should be ignored as far as mpg improvements are concerned.
'Hypercar' is the trademark of the Rocky Mountain Institute,Old Snowmass,Colorado.Journalists should not use this word unless describing RMI's Cd 0.16 high-mpg concept car.

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Old 10-31-2016, 12:24 AM   #2272 (permalink)
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A couple mostly aerodynamic pic's.








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Old 10-31-2016, 02:03 AM   #2273 (permalink)
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The DC-3 is cool, but the front axle should have been positioned up and forward 2-3ft. Probably lost the nifty port-side cargo hatch.

The biz jet would work better with air-bagged rear landing gear and the nose gear replaced with a 5th wheel hitch. Ditch the whole boat trailer and add a step to the ladder.
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Old 10-31-2016, 08:37 AM   #2274 (permalink)
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Posted the big one back in post #1980. Never really decided what plane it was...
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Old 10-31-2016, 09:53 AM   #2275 (permalink)
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A couple mostly aerodynamic pic's.
Mostly if they go in reverse.

I took a photo of that scooter when it was at the Eyes on Design auto-show in metro-Detroit, it is terribly cute.

This is "maybe" aerodynamic, or it could have been worse.




What I mean is, take off the white body, are you worse off or better off?

I know, a low standard and not the purpose of the thread.

On same page however:
Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread. - Page 18 - F1technical.net




I think that I've only seen "under construction" photos of that project. Need a 3/4 rear view for better analysis.

Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread. - Page 5 - F1technical.net
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You can find lots of Zoleco data right here on EM with postings from the builder himself.

However, don't expect to ever see it move under it's own power.
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Old 10-31-2016, 10:27 AM   #2277 (permalink)
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Most pec...bizarre aerodynamics thread. - Page 7 - F1technical.net


I don't understand why these trucks above don't have tail-cones.

Look at this truck roof below.

http://www.f1technical.net/forum/vie...6453&start=135
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What I mean is, take off the white body, are you worse off or better off?
I'm thinking worse... if only because you lose the opportunity to paint a shark mouth ...with fangs!
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Hmmm, is that vortex generators I see in the Pike's Peak truck picture?



Duh, the trucks are mentioned at the airtab website.

Here's one that probably belongs in the aero smoke thread from their website:
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The Airtabs are ganged together to make a serrated and scalloped edge.

These appear on the B-2 bomber at large scale and turbo-fan engines at a smaller scale.



Maybe scalloping the edges helps, too.

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