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Old 11-29-2013, 12:04 AM   #901 (permalink)
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Sometimes a car is just a car.

This one OTOH had rear view video cameras on stalks that bend back down so they are lower than the tops of the rear fenders.

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Old 11-29-2013, 08:13 PM   #902 (permalink)
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:54 PM   #903 (permalink)
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Exactly!

From The Continental: The Best and Worst of the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, speaking about the MB AMG Vision Gran Turismo:
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It is juvenile, garish, and politically incorrect, and somehow I don’t believe it would meet the approval of Daimler’s long-time chief designer, Bruno Sacco. (Bruno’s the godfather of restrained German design epitomized by vehicles such as the W126 S-class and the W201 “Baby Benz.”) But the AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept is a wonderful celebration of the joy of driving.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #904 (permalink)
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The Hungerford Rocket Car (aka Shirley Lois:Moon Girl), its Chevy engine only ran up to 50 mph but it was its 'forced air' rocket engine that shot out a flaming tail that pushed it up to go...70 mph and achieve a whopping 2 miles to the gallon! Th original aerodynamic shell was made up of cardboard and linoleum, later renovated with aluminum sheets.

The 1929 Rocket Car of Upstate New York
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The lightweight building materials were a safety consideration. "In case of trouble," Daniel said, "I wanted to be able to kick my way out."
We've been doing auto safety wrong all these years!
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All wrong. Viktor Shauberger showed this:


And the Edison2 VLC validates this, in reverse, using it to lower internal engine cooling air drag.
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All wrong. Viktor Shauberger showed this:
I think perhaps they were attempting to describe an internal application of the Coanda Effect.

Just a guess.

EDIT: found this........................

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/junio...del-dirigible/

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Junior High School Students Build This Model Dirigible

FLYING on a swivel under its own power, this model dirigible shown above was made by members of a class in aeronautics in Hamilton Junior high school, Long Beach, California.

A vacuum cleaner fan and motor were attached to the model and propel it about in a circle at a rapid rate of speed. It was made of wood and metal at a cost of $750 to the school.

The model demonstrates the newly dis- covered principle of aircraft propulsion invented by F. Slade Dale. The rapidly revolving blades of a centrifugal fan whirl the air away from the bow center. This causes a partial lowering of air pressure at the bow and the atmospheric pressure on the rear portions of the ship drive it forward.

The miniature dirigible was built under the supervision of John Hodgson, former engineer and aviator, now an instructor.
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The Coanda- 1910, the world's first jet aircraft
Getting back to automobiles..........................
http://www.evilution.co.uk/830

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However, with the tab in place you can kick the air up enough to reduce the Coanda effect.
This disturbance also causes a wake behind it which, using the Bernoulli effect,
collects other streams of air and pulls them up and away from the cabin too.

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