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Old 12-29-2015, 12:28 PM   #1801 (permalink)
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Old 12-29-2015, 02:39 PM   #1802 (permalink)
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The gaping red mouth with the insectoid jaws is a bit alarming!

OTOH, this contemporary of the 0.18 Cd Volkhart-Saggita also deserves the —3D printed body on Inrekor flat-pack chassis with electric drive-train— treatment. You could rent them out for sci-fi movies, like the Tatra in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.
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That's #1 and Sir Norman Foster reproduced #3. I think #2 is the one that still exists. It would be trivial to reproduce the Dymanxion Dwelling Unit (DDU), there's only one custom part.

Just A Car Guy : every effort to make the air flow just right





It takes two pictures to explicate what going on on the airdam. Each plate is carried by little arms with elbows. This prevents blocking the orifice. But two of the arms have merged and skewed to tweak the air flow. Even the cast brackets get in on the fun.

I've always wondered about that single corrugation on the wing-tip. Perhaps that's so it points at the ground.


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It originally had a fabric skin! Is it proper to call it a boat tail when it was made by a boat company?

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I like the FF logo, it reminds me of Space Invaders. But I'm perplexed by their initial concept. Selling to billionaire ten-year-olds? Tesla started with a sports car, but one that you can get in and out of.

The first picture in the NewCydiaTweaks article is a FF teaser, nothing like what is showing at CES. The Apple/FF concept (at least the file it titled 'faraday-future-apple-car-2.jpg') is more approachable, at least it's obvious how you get in and out.

Note the mangled company name there and contemplate this:
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Do we really have something to do the apple company with Future Faraday?

Future Faraday is not a car company to use

From AppleInsider report that would not be a Future Faraday unconventional company cars .
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That's some fine reporting there. Bottom line, it doesn't look like an Apple roll-out to me.
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The FF at CES 2016 sure does a lot of squeezing and re-expansion of air, allowing air into turbulent spar infected openings up front, and exiting though the sides and rear in some sort of maze. I think they could have done much better with that open architecture and single cockpit arrangement.

Is there anyway to calculate the C of D based on 1,000 HP and 200 MPH top speed?

Those numbers are found in the link below.
Possible Faraday Future Concept Leaks Ahead Of Tonight's Reveal

The coefficient of drag could be reasonable, maybe even low considering it's not an air breathing and radiator cooled internal combustion engine (ICE).

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