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Old 01-09-2013, 10:23 PM   #495 (permalink)
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The rear hinge is the earlier iteration. The current one is binged on the side - and it has a wiper that pivots at the leading edge of the canopy. I've inquired about dimensions and specs and 3D model, etc. They don't intend to produce it (they are volunteers at a university in Adelaide?)but they do have a couple of construction articles that I linked to on the Team Trev thread and they hope people will built it or vehicles like it.

I think it could be improved aerodynamically (in addition to skirting the front wheels): the sides need to slightly convex, and the shoulder needs to angle down rather than up.
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