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Old 02-08-2011, 03:16 PM   #71 (permalink)
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skirts/deflection

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Originally Posted by RobertSmalls View Post

Phil, that looks great. In your mind, what kind of front wheel skirts are those?

Another random thought: how much suspension deflection should be assumed when working out your approach and departure angles?

Perhaps a moderator could copy the new, prettier, "accurized" image to the first page of this thread?
Robert,the skirts could be like basjoos has done with AEROCIVIC or the pantograph type I've been threatening to do.'could also be like Ford Probe-IV with inner fender and elastic spat.
With respect to deflection,I believe that if the car is ballasted to SAE test weight ( adding 300-pounds ) and the approach,ramp,and break-over angles are respected,then no ground strike should occur.************** I will re-visit my SAE Handbook to make sure they're not talking about full gross weight.That's worth checking and I should have already done that.Sorry!

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