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Old 10-27-2008, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Were still as dedicated as ever, Andrew says. Wed still be doing this even if they were handing out gas for free.

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Old 10-29-2008, 02:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Great to know there are others in old MO that are doing their part. I've seen the magazine before, just haven't subscribed...

Are you sure on the teardrop being the most aerodynamic shape? I thought Bucky Fuller proved many years ago that a taper on both ends was better. I remember a picture of a car he designed looking a lot like an airplane on wheels.

Hmmm...well, found a couple of links to Bucky's car. 3d model of the dymaxion car
and... WNET: Bucky Fuller Dymaxion Car
They are calling that a "teardrop" shape, although it looks more airplane-like. I guess I'll have to do some aero studies. I'm still thinking that a pointed front is better, or jet airplanes wouldn't be shaped that way...

...or does that only matter at higher speeds??? I see that Amory Lovins hypercar is more of a teardrop...


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