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Old 05-14-2013, 10:04 AM   #137 (permalink)
bennelson
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Electric Cycle - '81 Kawasaki KZ440
90 day: 334.6 mpg (US)

S10 - '95 Chevy S10
90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

The Wife's Car - Plug-in Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
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I was also playing around a little while back with putting fiberglass over foam, basically "learning-by-doing", which usually works pretty well for me.

http://300mpg.org/2013/03/08/diy-ton...at-still-ugly/

Mostly, I learned that I don't like working with fiberglass.

I tried building a tonneau cover, with the idea that it was practice for a possible future aero-cap.

Since going through all that, I realized that I am much better with certain materials than others. My father has built several cedar-strip canoes, and I figure that canoe technology may actually be a better fit for me and this project. I started a new thread on aerodynamics on this project at: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...cap-25662.html
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