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Old 08-10-2009, 05:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
Frank Lee
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Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
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Yes, I've achieved super cavitation on my Tempo. A simple flap ahead of and behind each wheel keeps me safely on the road at most sub-sonic speeds. To take it to the next level I will mount a 6-foot pole to the front of the car, "jousting style", with a cone on the front of it. Think of it as "drafting myself".

There was a semi-recent piece re: I think that same phenomenon in Pop Sci; they were talking about underwater weapons and such?

Ah yes, here it is: Supercavitating Torpedo | Popular Science

Ooh! Lookit what else was on Pop Sci:

A Cocktail of Diesel and Gasoline Runs 20 Percent More Efficiently Than Either One Alone | Popular Science

Could be kinda neat.

Last edited by Frank Lee; 08-10-2009 at 05:28 AM..
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