Thread: Folding Aerocap
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by The Armadillo View Post
Thanks! I didn't build windows in this version of my Aerocap, so I can't see what it happening when I drive, but I have observed the Aerocap from a chase car and sure enough the shape does deform. What suprised me was that it seemed to "inflate" into a nice rounded shape. From looking at the tufts, the are seemed to flow smoothly over the inflated shape. Below is a screenshot from a short video i took (I will post the video later if I can figure out how to remove the sound).

Intuitively figured that the downward airflow will lift the fabric, that's why you might need sleeved seams or hoops on your fabric top and they wrap around transverse bars. In my old concept I left the aero-profile side/nerf bars rigid and you could attach cross bars and the fabric top could be zippered into place.
There are tension fabric structures are easy to install and quite hardy.

Great shape and keeping close interest on your testing period...
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