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Old 04-13-2008, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Found a scale model of a familiar looking car

But its a handmade one-of-a kind.

http://www.gtscalemodelcars.com/sear...detail&id=3829

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Old 04-13-2008, 11:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Whazzat cost?

Wouldn't it be a corker if somebody took the chassis and drivetrain of some normal car like a Chevy, and built a duplicate Schlor body on it, just to test aero improvements?
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I don't think its for sale, its part of someone's private collection of scale models. I wonder what the Cd of the Schlor car would be?
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Schlor CD

"Fluid-Dynamic Drag" by Dr. Sighard F. Hoerner, page 12-4, says the drag coefficient of the Schlor car was 0.13. In other words, about half that of the best of today's designs.
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And that car was built in 1937 and looks like a practical design for hauling 7 people or 4 people with cargo. Its kind of amazing how much aerodynamic progress has been made in the past 80 years (not). I wonder what mileage it would get with a modern engine and a properly geared transmission, certainly much better than any of the current minivans.
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I'd like to see somebody get hold of an older Tatra and fit it with a modern drivetrain. The old 303s (I think that's the right number) had a drag coefficient of .212 and would seat six. Upgrade the mechanicals to a better standard and I bet it would work a treat.
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Marie Antoinette is credited with the comment"more has already been forgotten than will ever be learned." Some times I wonder if she wasn't right.Nice pics,I printed them all.Thanks basjoos!

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