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Old 04-23-2012, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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extensive chloroplast mod

I keep reading about people putting "chloroplast" on their cars.

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Old 04-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Raw material?

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Old 04-23-2012, 11:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So, is the aero theory behind this similar to golf ball dimples? What about the extra weight?
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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its tuft testing the aero to the extreme. ;-)
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Funny story. I was talking with one of my coworkers (Sr Sci) about coroplast (one of our shipping containers uses it for protection), and he thought i said chloroplast. He's like "why the hell would anyone want to use chloroplast as a container?" hahah.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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"our shipping containers uses it for protection"

Lucky you!

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I bet the folks around the office at "Coroplast Inc" have had discussions along these lines before!

Hey, I wonder if they make it in green....
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I'm glad you posted Metro. I saw "chloroplast" again and I thought I was going to have to blow up.
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Guinea pigs enthusiasts, RC builders and even homebuilt plane dreamers???, have to fight for eco-modders supply.



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Old 04-23-2012, 03:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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"Hey dude, I got tired of my Chia pet so I grew my own rolling lawn, man."
Ha! I knew someone would find a real grass car for this thread.

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