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Old 11-05-2011, 10:39 PM   #18 (permalink)
brucepick
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Now that you're thinking about an aerodynamic design for your vehicle, I think it's important to reference two key articles.

Our member basjoos modified his 5th generation Civic to a very slippery shape indeed, and was one of the first - if not THE first - to do so. Have a look at his thread: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ight=aerocivic. Of course your project is pretty much a ground-up effort, vs. basjoos' modded car, but I think it's well worth a look.

Our very own aerohead, aka Phil Knox, has provided a template which can be scaled to guide the design of a low drag vehicle. Have a look here: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...rt-c-9287.html

That's the "Part C" thread, which has the template. You can find parts A-B-C-D-E by searching on these combined criteria:
- In the "Aerodynamics" forum
- "Aerodynamic Streamlining Template" in the thread's TITLE
- Posts by "aerohead"

You have a huge amount of work ahead, on any version of this project - good luck with it!

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