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Old 09-09-2013, 08:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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...beats walking...
 
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
Yeah, not much practicality. Although, I figure that anyone formally exposed to low drag will be forever transformed, and hopefully it will impact their behavior as a consumer after graduation.
You would have enjoyed the B'o'chum University solar car. You just walk up, open the door, get in, buckle-up and drive away. A real door-slammer.
We (GMHE, Hughes Aircraft Company) worked on the SolarRaycer and previewed the EV-1 before it was announced (I almost leased one).

Aerodynamics is critically important at double- (and triple-) -digit Mach numbers (rockets, missiles, etc.), where dynamic forces will "fold" a body in half if not approached properly.

+1 on "train'em young"
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