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Old 02-28-2009, 05:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I went into the 2nd Sticky: List of aero--------------------- On page 1,#15 post,I gave Randy a "aero mod list : benefit breakdown ,listing some source materials that could be studied.---------------------------------------------------------------- On page 2 of the same Sticky,#3 post on that page,I posted "modifications-data-% change,or Cd change ( nose-jobs )".This would be aero-mods #1--------------------------------------------------------------------- On the same page at the #4 post location,I did "mods-data-Cd reduction ( hood / cowl )". That would be aero-mods #2.------------------------------------- People weren't looking at the stickys so I posted the other installments as new threads where people would see 'em better.------------------ Sorry for the helter-skelter nature of it all.

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Old 02-28-2009, 08:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Replaced the two place holder entries with links to the posts in the sticky.
Thanks for the thumbs up Phil.
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Cool.
Much better than having the list in yet another thread.

Would be cooler still, if there were a tool to automate it.
Eg. Suppose that a week from now Phil decides to add yet another seminar to the series. Wouldn't it be cool if there were an "Add a Chapter" button that would start a new thread and update the list in all of the threads.

Of course it would most like be a nightmare to implement (if not just plain impossible), so not really a request. Just chasing rainbows. Sigh.
....not really. With PHP programming it's a given.
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My immediate impression of this car is, that the sharp-edged flanks of the 'lakester' would easily lend themselves to a rapid conversion to 'streamliner' class with pre-fabricated add-ons attached in the pits.
We know from Mercedes-Benz' 1958 Grand Prix racer, that the added frontal area of 'enclosing' the wheels is more than compensated by the drag reduction of enclosing the wheels, netting an overall drag reduction.
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Hey Aerohead, where can I find pictures of your front wheel covers ?
It appears as though they don't have rollers like the AeroCivic has, and I was wondering if they just rub up against the tires.
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Hey Aerohead, where can I find pictures of your front wheel covers ?
It appears as though they don't have rollers like the AeroCivic has, and I was wondering if they just rub up against the tires.
You might just look at the video: ' Streamlined Toyota T-100 in the wind tunnel.'
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* The skirts are piano-hinged from the top.
* A flat aluminum bar stock superstructure provides the hard points to support a single Harbor Freight Tools roller which contacts the tire surface during wheel-flop.
* Skinned in aluminum sheet.
* ACE Hardware tension springs spanning to the wheelhouse inner wall help keep the skirts stowed closed. ( it's not a very good design, as they are known to 'fly' open in winds ).
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These rollers weren't designed for high-rpms, their bearings are 'dry' and 'open' and 'fail' within a relatively short timeframe.
I'm replacing the rollers with inline skate wheels which have precision bearings, and are weatherproof.
And the 'spring' system is to be replaced by the cable- gravity, drop-weight, elevator system I used on the gap-filled tadpole trailer invention.
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Phil, that sounds like a great idea for the covers. Unfortunately, the video does not show how rhe covers function.
I'll try and find the link to your photo album.
I like how low profile that your covers are in comparison to the AeroCivic design.
They look as though they have less frontal area.
I'll throw a stupid question at you : What would happen if a cover just had a slick surface ( aluminum sheet covered in car wax ) to rub against the tire instead of wheels ?
It seems to me that the wheels are not moving very fast when a turn is sharp enough to mske contact.
Still, any amount of friction could be dangerous on a tire.
I know of only one other low profile design on a front wheel cover. It was that cover on a Saturn SC2 from several years ago.
( I think I asked him about this very thing, so I'll look through his thread and see how he designed his covers )


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