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Old 11-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #871 (permalink)
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Lockhart Stutz Black Hawk LSR Car | Old Machine Press
The car’s wind resistance was measured as .0061 lb/mph˛.

At 65 mph it takes 26 lbs to push the car. 26*65*5280/3600/550= 4.5 hp!

4.3 hp * .33 lb/hphr = 1.5 lb/hr / 6 lb/gal = .25 gal/hr 65/.25= 264 mpg!! ( not taking rolling resistance and transmission losses into account.)

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Old 11-13-2013, 05:21 PM   #872 (permalink)
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I know we've talked about it.
In the movie,Tucker,the Man and the Machine,Alex Tremulis warns Preston about the danger of the turning fenders,and how Frank Lockhart was killed in the Stutz when they acted like rudders,Lockhart losing control.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #873 (permalink)
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:24 PM   #874 (permalink)
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I know we've talked about it.
In the movie,Tucker,the Man and the Machine,Alex Tremulis warns Preston about the danger of the turning fenders,and how Frank Lockhart was killed in the Stutz when they acted like rudders,Lockhart losing control.
Definitely scary as hell having a steered fairing on the front wheel of a faired recumbent bike. The pivot axis must be a the center of pressure and mass to prevent flutter instability. They said in the news real that the rear tire blew out at 220 mph, it was damaged on earlier runs. The car rolled, flipped over and through him out, an awful video, discretion advised.
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There is a video on this link, of the original car making it's speed run on the beach - and it shows the crash that killed the driver. Very scary. Apparently, it was a blown tire, but that may have been a guess. Driving that fast has weird and unexpected things happen.
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From a link on the Edison2 car, looks like the designer responsible for the current VLC v4 also has a trailer concept :

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There is a video on this link, of the original car making it's speed run on the beach - and it shows the crash that killed the driver. Very scary. Apparently, it was a blown tire, but that may have been a guess. Driving that fast has weird and unexpected things happen.
Especially on a sandy beach!
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From a link on the Edison2 car, looks like the designer responsible for the current VLC v4 also has a trailer concept :

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That would be Jason Hill; who also did design work on the Aptera.
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I assume a low CdA, based on low frontal area for 2-people. I suppose most tandems are better though.

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