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Old 07-25-2011, 07:51 AM   #161 (permalink)
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That rube MI author called Harley "Harvey"... called "brakes" "breaks"... strange writing...

Ha, that Bulldog looks like something I would have drawn up at 12 years old and thought it was cool.

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Ha, that Bulldog looks like something I would have drawn up at 12 years old and thought it was cool.
Like any 1970-1980's Lamborghini-oid. Only this one doesn't have the massive spoilers and air intakes in the rear (electric?).

A second look at that Ferrari suggests that the skirts were an afterthought and adding them required widening the cabin.
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The Bulldog was designed by William Towns, who lost his ability to draw a curve from about 1973 until the mid 1980s.





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My mistake, Frank -- I conflated it with Corvair.
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I found a great three part article with some real gems in it.

An Illustrated History Of Automotive Aerodynamics – In Three Parts | The Truth About Cars

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Old 07-25-2011, 11:14 PM   #166 (permalink)
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Right -- the Schlörwagen (aka Pillbug aka Göttinger Ei) was added to that article after I sent those pictures and links to the author. :-) He did a good job researching, as well.

That is Dr. Schlör in those pictures, I'd be willing to bet.
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I found a great three part article with some real gems in it.

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That silhouette looks rather familiar. Anyone know the Cd on this car? Great design, awesome thread. I'm making wheel spats for my RV, got some good ideas here. Thanks.
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The Bulldog was designed by William Towns, who lost his ability to draw a curve from about 1973 until the mid 1980s.





I haven't been able to draw a straight line since 1974.So I suffer from autocurvalineargraphmania?
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The Schlörwagen has been on several threads here on EM: the actual Cd was 0.18, and VW tested a 1/5th scale model more recently at 0.15.
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I sent those pictures and links to the author. :-)
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The Model 367 BiPod is a dual-fuselage, hybrid electric car-plane, which engineers at Scaled took from a preliminary design to first flight in just four months. It made its maiden trip March 30, just before Rutan’s official retirement. The company says it has made several short jaunts off the runway at Mojave, Calif., building up enough speed with the drive train to take off without propellers, which have not been installed yet.

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Span is 31ft 10in with wings attached, and 7ft 11in with the wings removed and stowed between the fuselages. As an aircraft, it is designed to cruise at 200mph and fly for around 530 miles in higher-power mode and up to 760 miles at 100mph. As a car, the BiPod is designed for freeway speeds, urban driving and garage storage, with a range of 820 miles on a tank of gas and 35 miles on batteries alone.

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