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Old 07-30-2019, 12:03 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
This is why I went to El Mirage, and may go again this fall. I don't think 90 mph is necessary. The further you roll the more difficulty in avoiding irregularities of ground & wind. The faster your start, the harder a clean and precise start at a marker. 40 mph was enough for nearly 0.66 miles coasting. My total course was atleast a mile.
I've started thinking that this is really the only practical legal and safe way to do any real testing with my car that doesn't depend upon long term data. That means testing is likely to be more of a destination / event activity for affirming beneficial changes.

I did order a 1/32 scale model of my car to monkey around with and depending upon how accurately sized, I may build a wind tunnel for it for giggles and grins if nothing else.
2015 BMW i3 REx
2011 Ford Flex SEL AWD
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