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Old 12-29-2008, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If only it could be so easy...



I would make a much more aerodynamic car...

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Old 12-30-2008, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you kidding?! Almost all of my projects involve cardboard and usually some wood.

You know what CAD means, right? Cardboard-Aided-Design!

Here's a great CHAIR made from cardboard. Maybe we CAN make cars this way!

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Polystyrene and epoxy aero shell with alloy subframe!
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Heh. I love than video.

But why NOT form panels that way? Bamboo-pulp and recycled paper into a sturdy shell, mix flame-retardant chemicals into the glue, light epoxy final coat and paint...

Would it really be much flimsier than carbon-fiber, cheap thin steel or fiberglass mat? I mean, modern cars are designed with crumple zones, so I don't see a huge difference. You'd have to re-engineer the underlying frame a touch but it might be worth it.
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all that commercial tells me is that (my sound is off) audis are made from cardboard,
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Hemp and corn resin. Food starches and fibres. Coconut husk copra is good.

Squirrels might try and nibble the car.

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