View Single Post
Old 11-15-2009, 10:13 PM   #67 (permalink)
orange4boy
Master EcoModder
 
orange4boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: The Wet Coast, Kanuckistan.
Posts: 1,272

The Golden Egg - '93 Toyota Previa DX
90 day: 31.91 mpg (US)

Chewie - '03 Toyota Prius
90 day: 57 mpg (US)

The Spaceship - '00 Honda Insight
Thanks: 98
Thanked 297 Times in 174 Posts
Darin,

You are a string artist! Looks cool just the way it is. Makes me think a tent designer could do something with fiberglass poles and ripstop nylon.

If and when I get around to my collapsable boat tail, I will make it four framed coroplast flaps that fold flat against the back of the van. Hinged on the trailing edges and joined with quick connectors. Unfortunately that pretty much makes it a square edged design to keep it simple and the dimensions would be restricted by the area available for the folded flaps when stowed.

Exciting work.
__________________
Vortex generators are old tech. My new and improved vortex alternators are unstoppable.

"Itís easy to explain how rockets work but explaining how a wing works takes a rocket scientist."
-Philippe Spalart


  Reply With Quote