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Old 11-19-2011, 03:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've not seen it yet,only the rigid corrugated fiberglass enclosed tail The Wagoner's( sp?) Trucking Co. uses.

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Old 11-19-2011, 06:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've not seen it yet,only the rigid corrugated fiberglass enclosed tail The Wagoner's( sp?) Trucking Co. uses.
Same here Aerohead, and a very rare sighting at that !
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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in Scotland you see these a lot:

.donbur.co.uk/gb/news/mands_teardrop_trailer.shtm

the three w's missing as under five posts
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That is a half-ass design with half-ass skirts.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah, I still don't get how adding frontal area is supposed to help.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:37 AM   #16 (permalink)
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That is a half-ass design with half-ass skirts.
If you please post your design.


We pay when the front punches the hole, but we pay again if the air hits those tandems.

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Old 12-06-2011, 06:34 AM   #17 (permalink)
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If you please post your design.


We pay when the front punches the hole, but we pay again if the air hits those tandems.
I'd love to, but I cannot as I only have 4 previous posts, and 5 is required.

Oh wait! This one makes it 5.

Like Arnold said, "I'll be bach.."
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:53 AM   #18 (permalink)
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The top one on the magazine covers is the first one I built in 1983.



The next one below is the one I have been currently building since 2009. It should be ready for initial testing next month.





The SuperTruck is the current prototype being built. The FutureTruck is a possible next-generation version if we get (a lot) of funding. All the air gaps between the tractor and the trailer and the complete perimeter ground effects are dynamic and are shown in their deployed state.

The SuperTruck will have a different boat-tail design than shown here. That one in the CFD screen-shot is 3 years old. Also, the SuperTruck prototype has full skirts on the tractor, unlike the old SolidWorks model shown above.

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Old 12-06-2011, 07:50 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Nice Aeromods!

It's funny I was just remarking yesterday that these big trucks had much to gain with some simple designs.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I see the trailer skirts all the time in Northern California. I also see the odd truck that has the rear truck wheels capped.

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