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Old 04-11-2022, 05:30 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Phase View Post
Yeah driving by a friend on the ground is pretty hard to do in downtown Portland. I’ll have to do some gopro angle tests with the tufts. I’m envious of everyone having access to empty secluded roads for testing
20 years ago when I lived in Portland I used to do a lot of nighttime automotive "testing" at the Swan Island industrial area. Nice smooth multi-lane roads that you'll pretty much have to yourself on nights & weekends.

For zero dollars you can do coast down testing starting from a stop on the hill on going street (looking up hill):

You can then coast down onto Channel & around the slight bend onto Lagoon (but you have a stoplight that might mess up a run) or you can turn a little bit more sharply onto basin and coast unimpeded:

Start from the same spot on the hill each time (e.g. a certain lamppost) and see how far you coast (either to a stop or until you drop below a certain speed).
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