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Old 07-19-2016, 11:07 AM   #2141 (permalink)
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Good on gas if you can only get it started rolling..............perhaps works only in downhill mode, but what then of braking power?

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Another packaging solution worth looking at, for the time traveler perhaps.

https://www.pinterest.com/yoopers98/trailers/

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Old 07-19-2016, 01:01 PM   #2142 (permalink)
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These are all from Go Away Garage:



Retractable fountain?



http://goawaygarage.blogspot.com/2016/07/real-mower.html

This looks like an Alfa-Romeo to me, but Go Away Garage is terrible about annotation. Tin Eye Reverse Image Search find one other example, but it's on Flickr Hive Mind, also without captioning.

Like a contemporary super car, it's got external ducting (behind the front fenders) and massive cooling vents — five gill slots, five mesh grille openings and at least a hundred punched louvers. I compare everything against the Volhart-Sagitta V2, and this has the same protruding pontoon front fenders and bubble top. Probably about the same interior space too.

Edit: It turns out Zappadong's Flickr page has information in tool tips. Here's the Wikipedia page on it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devaux_Coupe

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Old 07-19-2016, 06:53 PM   #2143 (permalink)
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Today I saw this on the highway. What the heck is that spoiler? Isn't a Focus front wheel drive? The new Prius kinda has the same thing going on in the back, does it actually help anything?
If the slope of the hatch backlight is around 28-30-degrees,there can be a bi-stable flow happening,where the separation line will dance between a squareback and fastback wake simultaneously.The highest drag situation for a roofline.
The spoiler might mitigate that.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:25 PM   #2144 (permalink)
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So... can you see through that plexiglass bubble when it's lit up on the inside?
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So... can you see through that plexiglass bubble when it's lit up on the inside?
Just a guess, but in a well lit urban area yes.

In a dark rural or suburban area I suspect the canopy light would reflect inward, all you would see is black.

From an artistic sculptural aspect, this design succeeds (inside to outside relationship expressed).

From a purely functional or engineering aspect, it needs some work (suspect air flow as well).

Again, just my best guess.

I like it mostly because it stirs my own imagination towards a better solution, and acting as an inspiration for just one person "me" it works.

NOTE: If anyone finds a plan view, please post it.

EDIT: found the website, video shows headlights, but no taillights/running lights/brake lights?

http://www.geospacestudio.com/firefly.html



Needs a longer tail, but perhaps then would not be as good in tight urban areas and in crosswinds.

Poking around I found some other designs.

http://www.thefuturepeople.us/zeppelin.html



Looks like a double wide above.



http://www.thefuturepeople.us/orbit.html
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Some other stuff here:
https://www.pinterest.com/ericbirkhauser/velomobile/
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So... can you see through that plexiglass bubble when it's lit up on the inside?
I think the lights were for night time riding. It looked like a UFO at night going down the road, but was definitely visible.
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I think the lights were for night time riding. It looked like a UFO at night going down the road, but was definitely visible.
Correct about that, see video in link.

firefly - Geospace Studio

Question remains; how much of that internal light interferes with the external light sources - can you see out of the canopy, or is it all black and filled with disorienting reflections?
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1935 Maier Leichtbau


http://heinkelscooter.blogspot.com/2014/02/1935-maier-leichtbau.html

Originally built with a 20hp DKW mid-rear engine; it got a VW drivetrain when it appeared in a movie.

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Nice find Freebeard.......

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