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Old 05-30-2018, 01:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd say if it's well designed, you might see a ~15-25% decrease in range.
Is it not possible that, if well designed, the trailer might increase the aerodynamics, at least when empty?

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Thanks. Only issue for me would be reduced clearance in back. My driveway has a dip and high spot that I barely clear now. Maybe I should rent a concrete grinder.
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Is it not possible that, if well designed, the trailer might increase the aerodynamics, at least when empty?
It won't be until 2020,but the plan for DARKO is to simulate a 1-wheel trailer behind Spirit.
The research done by Jaray,Lay,Kamm,Fachsenfeld,etc. all imply that a 'trailer' could complete the ideal fineness ratio of a fully-boat-tailed vehicle.
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Thanks. Only issue for me would be reduced clearance
Sure thing Jim, but you’ll only lose clearance when towing. The receiver tube disconnects from the frame when not in use, which makes it invisible and lighter too.

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