View Single Post
Old 12-16-2012, 11:02 AM   #140 (permalink)
Vekke
Mechanical engineer
 
Vekke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kitee (Finland)
Posts: 981

Siitin - '98 Seat Cordoba Vario
90 day: 58.56 mpg (US)

VW Lupo 3L --> 2L - '00 VolksWagen Lupo 3L
Diesel
90 day: 104.94 mpg (US)

A8 luxury fuel sipper - '97 Audi A8 1.2 TDI 6 speed manual
90 day: 64.64 mpg (US)

Audi A4B6 Avant Niistäjä - '02 Audi A4b6 1.9tdi 96kW 3L
90 day: 54.57 mpg (US)

Tourekki - '04 VW Touareg 2.5TDI R5 6 speed manual
90 day: 32.98 mpg (US)

A2 1.4TDI - '03 Audi A2 1.4 TDI
90 day: 45.68 mpg (US)
Thanks: 171
Thanked 502 Times in 217 Posts
I am making my own aeromirrors with covers. There are 3 pictures from the mirrors.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Frontal area is about 75mmx105mm=0,00788m2 vs regular Lupo 3L mirror (this is smaller than most mirrors already) 120mmx190mm=0,0228m2. That is 2,8 times smaller.

This design will lower your fuel consumption about 2-6% depending on the car. This version will go on sale if the tufts stays attached in the testing process. I will propably position this on the upper part of the side window. So window will still open but also there is less air there than in the A-pillar corner...

Tomorrow I will need better vacuum cleaner for vacuum forming because that is little bit out of shape. Thats fourth prototype made so far.
__________________


https://www.linkedin.com/in/vesatiainen/

Vesa Tiainen innovation engineer and automotive enthusiast
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Vekke For This Useful Post:
aerohead (06-20-2015)