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Old 06-01-2009, 04:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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bondo, have you tried selling these to fleet operators whose vehicles do a lot of highway miles? State governments and utilities come to mind.

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Old 06-01-2009, 10:05 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I would like to go higher in the raised position of the roof, but the top end of the roof contacts the lower structure ahead of the pivot point when you position it at higher degree of angle. The main reason for the roadability of the design in the raised position, is to allow for the same cargo volume as a regular cab high camper shell, plus the space for camping in.

Fleet owners would be a good target to market to as would pickup trucks operated by the different states, for highway departments and stuff. My biggest hurdle, that continues to be difficult to scale, is gaining the Capital required to set up manufacturing in volume to fill high volume orders. Manufacturing is difficult, dirty and complex at times. There are more Government Agencies looking over your shoulder about using toxic chemicals than you can imagine.

It is too bad Hedge Fund Managers and the like are not as scrutinized by Government agencies as manufacturing companies are. Parts of the financial sector in this country have mutated into a self feeding entity which produces nothing and continually figures out how to stay one step ahead of what regulations they are required to adhere to. In manufacturing, at the end of the work day, you have a three dimensional durable good and alot of good people having earned an honest wage.

Sorry to get off topic and on a rant, but the only Aerodynamic thing about Credit Default Swaps and such is alot of hot air! Aerodynamics are addressed by manufactured durable goods, period.
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Looks good! Too bad I missed the thread!

And Brett, I would gladly help you put together a site for the aerolid. I probably have too many projects going as it is but if it is relatively simple site with pictures, contact, and maybe and ordering form (or wait list!!!) then I could definitely whip something up for you.

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