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Old 12-06-2009, 04:00 PM   #235 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Christ View Post
I'm only interested in the weight of the tail for leverage reasons... side loading on the rear tires during heavy cross winds, or the event that could flip the car windward.
If you're talking about Darin's experimental design, I think that in heavy crosswinds, it would tear itself free of the vehicle (creating another set of problems), or at least partially collapse, allowing him to pull over before flipping over.

The same design in a more permanent configuration, has enough of a symmetrical conical shape that I think that, except in extreme conditions, a crosswind would pass sufficiently around it. I think this design is safer in that aspect than more "fishtail" type designs.

EDIT: I wrote this before I caught your edit.
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