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Old 06-28-2012, 10:51 PM   #104 (permalink)
orbywan
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
I perused the 1995 Sunrayce Technical Report again last night.
They made mention that with one of the George Washington University cars. When full wheel fairings were added, the overall drag was reduced over 34% (a 17% 'fuel' savings right there).
Hucho says that with low-drag vehicles,the wheels can constitute 50% of the drag.
Only more perspiration will tell!
Wow, that's great. I needed some encouragement Phil, thanks. It's on the drawing board, just have to find the time to build them. I was just out in the shop showing the mods to someone. It's like an oven out there. The new weight loss program, lose 2 pounds in 15 minutes.
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