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Old 08-06-2011, 06:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
theo22
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My Aerotail on Audi A2

Hello,

After seeing some boattails online. I decided to built one that also functions as a luggage carrier. So we can go camping with our 2 kids, bring all the stuff and not have to use an mpg-killing trailer or roofrack.
I used a trailerhitch bikerack as a base. It can tilt so you can open the trunk.

When I drive around 65 M/h on the highway, I get 10% more Mpg.
I once got 92Mpg (2,5 l/100Km) on a 135 mile trip, with 4 people and full of luggage.

I'm thinking of making a foam rim to fill the gap between the car and the tail and to improve the bottomside of the tail.

I can still see through the upper part of the rear window.
I have a webpage (in dutch) with more pictures.


I also made an electric recumbent motorcycle.
I'm a friend of the guy who made the mintcolored fully faired honda.
I still have to make a better fairing for it.

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Last edited by theo22; 08-06-2011 at 05:40 PM.. Reason: extra info
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