Thread: Folding Aerocap
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:39 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by botsapper View Post
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...
Thanks botsapper - that's a good idea. I was also thinking that I am going to build more tension into my next version of the cap. By using a different cover material and beefing up the frame a little bit, I should be able to create quite a bit of tension which will resist the deformation. It will be interesting to see what happens.... I am kind of learning as I go.
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