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Old 10-09-2020, 06:33 PM   #3581 (permalink)
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Could be a CyberCityHawk if it was in 304 stainless steel. It's got the chamfered front corners and longitudinal razor edges.
304 SS has about 1/6 the strength-weight ratio of 6061 T-6 Aluminum (the most common aircraft alloy.) It seems an unlikely choice for a vehicle which already has undersized, inefficient lifting elements.
The SR-71 needed SS for the heat resistance and oxidation resistance when hot, but a new industry was created to use Titanium for barely acceptable heat resistance at half the weight.

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Old 10-10-2020, 10:03 AM   #3582 (permalink)
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316 SS much better still

Aircraft tend to use 2024 in structural, bunches higher in tensile IIRC. 6061 is used because unlike 2024, it welds easily and casts better bends tighter.
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:45 AM   #3583 (permalink)
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:37 AM   #3584 (permalink)
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Looks like first gen civic hybrid wheels, and matching headlights. So I'm guessing that was the base vehicle?

Also the first time I've seen fender skirts on the front wheels, but not the rear.
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Sure, center the cabin over one axle instead of between them.
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It's got a wickerbill on the diffuser. He estimates body stiffness by how cracks propagate in the windshield.
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It doesn't look at all practical as a delivery vehicle, but it's a worthy successor to the Art-Deco trucks of the 1930s.
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I wouldn't fancy driving that delivery vehicle over a windy bridge, you would hope it has a low centre of mass so it doesn't tip over.

That VW has a gurney flap on the diffuser, is that for diffuser function or air flowing over the top of the diffuser? Has anyone seen any evidence for this or heard of it before?

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