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Old 02-05-2023, 01:16 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kach22i View Post
Maybe this thread will inspire someone to do an inflatable one next (me?).

I have a contact that I can source used vinyl banners from, they kept one out of the dumpster for me once. Some contact cement and a 12V blower fan I could be in business.

I just don't currently own a car or truck that would be a good candidate though.

My S10 pickup truck has been sitting for 1.5 years with a bad transmission, and it seems to be decaying into the earth every time I take a critical look at it.
' Aerohead ' has proven the idea in years past on his truck.
I'm sure by now everyone here has seen those large Inflatable holiday decorations.
They use a small blower and can inflate a 10' tall object in around 10 seconds.
The main drawback is that the blower is going constantly.
This helps with punctures though.
My first thought about your idea was to inflate the tail using air going into the wake from the sides of the vehicle through a system of ducts.
That might create a parachute effect though even if it exits at the tip of the tail.

I'm also wondering about visibility. Clear plastic that is flexible is hard to see through.
Also, what about retraction in an emergency ?
With the drawer slide design, you pull the cable, and it all retracts into itself within a second or two.
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