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Old 09-25-2014, 09:43 AM   #1241 (permalink)
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They're both turned to some degree. I think we're just not used to seeing both wheels at once because they're usually covered by fixed fenders. The wide angle lens amplifies the illusion.

That is a fantastic car, by the way. I oogled it at the ACD Museum, and a car has to be exceptionally special to stand out there.

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Old 09-25-2014, 12:55 PM   #1242 (permalink)
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Dumb question 101: it looks like the right front wheel is turned to the right and the left front wheel is pointed straight. Perhaps that was done just for display?
That's just a distortion from the camera lens/perspective. You can probably see that the vehicle is wedge shaped so it will look like it's turned in when it's not.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:31 PM   #1243 (permalink)
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Because of Ackermann steering geometry, the inside wheel does turn at a sharper angle than the outside wheel.
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Radical toe-out. Maybe it's to keep it from rolling while it's on display.

But seriously, look at Top Fuel drag cars and you'll see the same thing.
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The C111-III was powered by a 230 horsepower (170 kW) @ 4,500rpm straight-5 OM617 turbodiesel which broke nine diesel and gas speed records. With more aerodynamic bodywork that gave it an air drag coefficient of .191 the C111 eventually reached 200 mph (322 km/h) at Narḍ in 1978, and averaged 14.7mpg@ 316 km/h (195.4 mph) over a 12 hour cruise.

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Old 09-26-2014, 06:20 AM   #1247 (permalink)
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CFD cabin scooter

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there is my CFD simulation of the Xanon X1 cabin scooter.



This vehicle were never build, but it should.



I have in mind to make a open source car.



Who are interested to build this car?

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That is interesting aerodynamically, but i would worry about the Cg with the batteries(?) behind the people, and the high seating position.
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I agree! Build your own car for $30 (~$1,000 today). The 6 HP micro had to save money on gas.

Just a thought, would today's homebuilt for personal use have to meet all the safety requirements for new cars built by a big manufacturer for sale to customers?
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They missed the Mechanix Illustrated Speedball. Frame of a sustainable bio-composite material called 'Oak". Now we know where Porsche got the headlights for the 928.

u.steinlechner -- I like the Xanon, and kabinenrollers in general. See here: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...itt-24546.html

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