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Old 04-28-2013, 07:06 AM   #121 (permalink)
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betasniper -- Thanks, and thanks for naming them so they sort above all the deprecated versions alphabetically.

Xist -- I'm up late and the DHS is going to start categorizing me as a loon. I understood the question, too; see my response to aerohead, I just responded to one specific part. Since I posted I've been on Craigslist pricing rowboats.

Goodwill surfboards. Or an oval cut out of barn boards? I thought about clear plastic, but isn't a go-kart sort of a fairweather vehicle? I said trampoline net, but it should be a mesh that slows the air to ~1/10th velocity. At 60mph a rectangle would have a 6mph breeze front to back, an oval might have localized recirculation at the front or back.

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Sorry, I see I'm mis-spelling 'Tropfenwagen'.


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Old 04-28-2013, 10:40 AM   #122 (permalink)
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Apparently, I have never gone through all of the standard Windows accessories. I just found the Snipping Tool. I had seen it before, I just did not know what it snipped.

Just this semester, I noticed two girls taking camera pictures of their phones and I told them how to take screenshots, but I think that the snipping tool is just a little easier to use.

Heh. You could always make prtsc your shortcut key for Paint, as long as it still does its original job.
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I understand that the curve of the template is the sweet spot, but I don't understand the numbers on the template and how to use them.

Please enlighten a noob.
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you can scale from the template, and the angles at the stations give you an approximation of the curve. You can get really close to ideal with the stations and angles, smoothing in between.
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One approach would be to ignore them. It's a graphic tool to compare the two profiles. Once the highest point of each profile and the ground line are co-incident, measure everything relative or proportional to the vehicle's profile.

Else you could consider the top numbers to be tangential angles (to horizontal) and the lower ones to be station points.




...errr, what skyking said.

What I actually do IRL is use redwood benderboard and an angle of 45 (~22 twice) as the tip angle and then slide it back and forth until it looks like the template.

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Ok, got it.

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An AST overlay that matches and a good looking car- Renault Dezir 2010 concept:

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