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Old 09-10-2013, 07:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
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"
That would be the 'candy store' experience for many.
For AutoWeek Magazine,Paul MacCready made mention that SolarRaycer,with a modest I.C.power-plant and drivetrain,would be capable of 400 mpg at normal highway velocity.
This was some of the grist which led me to the 'Template.'
One just doesn't ignore numbers like that!
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