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Old 12-05-2017, 06:03 PM   #31 (permalink)
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3-Wheeler has a beautiful and meticulous belly pan, but as far as I know, he has not tested it, he just reports better fuel economy: Honda Insight Under-body Smoothing Panels (custom belly pan / undertray)

Also, his boat tail is a thing of beauty: Honda Insight Tail Extension Project

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I nominate SedanKamm. If you have interest in aerodynamic trailers, my buddy and I have built a couple. One actually improved the fuel efficiency of a Ford E150 on the highway, the other minimally impacted the FE of a Prius on the highway (but was designed to add cargo volume more than anything). Impressive projects you won't find on here. I would have to see if my friend would release pictures of the van/trailer. He had plans at one time, no idea where that stands today.

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Yes, I am interested in featuring an aerodynamic trailer behind a car (not a truck; already have one of those).

Book word count reached 88,000 words and 313 pics today, so it is on track for deadline (mid 2018).

I spent most of the day writing about what I consider to be the seminal aero cars of the last 100 years (but excluding some that are already being used as numerous examples elsewhere in the book).
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I am writing a major book on modifying road car aerodynamics. I have organised one of the top aerodynamicists in the UK to act as my technical consultant.

It will be a big book so there is plenty of room for lots of examples. I am after examples to feature of home-based road car aerodynamic modifications, where there is data available that they work (eg reduced fuel consumption, wool tuft pics of the improved flows, etc).

Maybe you'll find something of interest here.
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