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Old 06-11-2010, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Honda Insight Tail Extension Project

Honda Insight Tail Extension Summary Page

Quick-Links To Various Aspects of Project

Mounting System Framework 1

Mounting System Framework 2

First Piece of Foam in Place

Rough CAD model of Extension

Absolutely Beautiful Aptera Photograph

Making Use of the AeroHead Streamlining Template 1

Making Use of the AeroHead Streamlining Template 2

Making Use of the AeroHead Streamlining Template 3

Extension Removed From Car for First Time

Rear Hatch Hardware

Verifying Top Angle of Extension
More Info on Hatch Mounting System

Adjusting Top Angle of Extension

Beautiful Rendering of Tail Extension by Botsapper

Question About Vortex Generators Under Tail

More on Rear Hatch Construction

Design Concepts for the VW 1L

SiverInsight2's Spy Photo

Final Stages of Build for 2010

Side Marker Details
Rear Hatch Clearance

Wiring Loom Inside Extension

First Impressions After Driving With Extension

Pictures of Extension

MetroMPG's Ingenious WebCam

First Severe Weather Test on Extension

Summary Table for Build

Limited Run Gas Mileage Test

Center of Pressure from Side Winds

You can see the full array of pictures at:

Picasa Web Albums - Jim - Honda Insight...


Honda Insight Under-Body Smoothing Panel Project



See also: MetroMPG's Insight boat tail project ...

MetroMPG's boat tail thread details:
  • design / construction
  • tuft testing (video)
  • A-B-A testing, showing 9.7% better mileage at 80 km/h (50 mph)
  • 110+ mpg (US) sustained at 80 km/h (50 mph) on a level road, warm weather
  • best ever trip mileage on a frequently driven route


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