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Old 01-03-2012, 10:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by 3-Wheeler View Post
Hi Aerohead,

I simply can not imagine how a car with a track width of let's say 60 inches, and a body that also is wide enough to cover this same width, and has a Cd of let's say 0.10 is going to ultimately have a lower overall drag component than a cigar shaped body with width of 27 inches and all external appendages covered with airfoils, with a Cd of let's say 0.15??

It may be that our responses to the main question above need to be qualified a little better to avoid over-simplifying the answer.

Just my opinion.

hmmmm...... My thread about 100mpg car has a link to some pics.

my front outside width is 60 inches. Body is 32 at bottom, 38 in middle, 18 at top.

I am in the same boat as you and wondering what is the "right" thing to do. For now, I'm doing a traditional car style nose, but it will be a bit short to really get enough fairing outside the fuselage.

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