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Old 07-10-2011, 11:00 AM   #382 (permalink)
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Jim, Thanks for the updates, even the setbacks you have suffered. We are all here to learn from each other. You proved that the concept works and I am sure we will see the improved v1.2 in the near future.

I hurriedly left a small gap on both sides of my belly pan ahead of the rear tires and it filled with snow and ice that I had to dig out by midwinter. We do have to build for real world conditions.
60 mpg hwy highest, 50+mpg lifetime
TDi=fast frugal fun

Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
The power needed to push an object through a fluid increases as the cube of the velocity. Mechanical friction increases as the square, so increasing speed requires progressively more power.

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