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Video: tuft testing front wheel skirts (Geo Metro)

(See also: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...etro-3692.html

And -

Next step: Designing/building front wheel skirts v.1.0 (Geo Metro))

Basjoos, you're going to have company soon!

FYI, two EM members that I know of have installed front skirts: see http://ecomodder.com/forum/fuel-econ...cations.php#37

No video yet. I'll post it tomorrow probably when I've got the "skirt on" (cardboard) footage.

But a few screen grabs of the stock situation to whet your appetite:

0 km/h:



60 km/h:



The video pretty much shows what you'd expect to see (detached flow in the first 2-3 rows aft of the wheel well, and noticeable wiggling in the tufts the rest of the way back).

What will be interesting to see is how much calmer those rear-most tufts will be with the skirts on.

You should see the camera rig I set up to capture this stuff.

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