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Old 12-03-2019, 12:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
It would be susceptible to aeroelastic effects,causing it to deform from its intended shape when under load.A look through the rear-view could confirm.Other than that,she looks pretty sweet!
Would the deforming be necessarily bad? If there was a high pressure area and it could push in vs a low pressure area that it could expand into. I guess the problem being the rigid parts that have to stay in one place.

How much does material make in the surface skin drag at say 70 mph? Would it be worth using a smooth fabric like Sunbrella vs rough duck canvas?

Actually Sunbrella is also woven, maybe PVC vinyl?

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