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Old 12-16-2023, 11:13 AM   #16 (permalink)
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'Trimotor'

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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
I guess y'all heard about the Ford Trimotor aircraft, which resorted to corrugated sheetmetal for its skin. Had it been detrimental aerodynamically-wise, I guess it would've never been used in aircraft. So if it's good enough for aircraft, why not trying a similar approach for a bedcover in a truck?
The Trimotor and Junkers JU 52 both utilized corrugated sheet metal in their day, however, you'll notice that no contemporary aircraft incorporate it in their design.
If it's all you can 'budget' for, then it's 'way out ahead of nothing', but has no intrinsic advantage compared to 'smooth' surfaces.
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