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Old 05-09-2009, 03:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I do not have photoshop, However I DO have paint My attempt will be really really crappy, but since there are no other entries I will post mine for everyone's entertainment:


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Old 05-09-2009, 03:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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click on the attached thumb its much bigger, I dont know why the posted one looks so tiny sorry bout that
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I do not have photoshop, However I DO have paint My attempt will be really really crappy, but since there are no other entries I will post mine for everyone's entertainment:
For those of you that don't have Photoshop. There is a free alternative to it with just as much power called GIMP. You can find it here: The GNU Image Manipulation Program. That's what I use.
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I use GIMP, but as powerful a tool as it is, I still suck at image editing. Someone should try to chop top it, taper the roof down at the proper angle (~15 degrees) and slant its nose a bit.
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I use GIMP, but as powerful a tool as it is, I still suck at image editing. Someone should try to chop top it, taper the roof down at the proper angle (~15 degrees) and slant its nose a bit.
Thats what I did on my one I did in paint
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Thats what I did on my one I did in paint
Sorry, I scrolled too fast over the thumbnails.
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I think that a blunt curved nose would be better, because this doesn't "force" a stagnation point -- it will just flow in the most natural direction. Also, the angle up on the underside of the boat tail looks a little too steep.

I don't think that lowering it helps the Cd -- if it gets too close to the ground (less than ~6") it increases drag substantially. All the super mileage (solar) cars have very tall (and skinny) wheels. The only thing lowering does is make a very small reduction in frontal area.

Grill blocks and surfaces that deflect the air to the sides are pretty hard to show in profile... It might help to include a reshaped trailing side of the front wheel openings, like what the original Insight has? Also, side exhaust vent for the engine cooling (like what the Maybach does) would help address some of the internal air flow.
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Sorry, I scrolled too fast over the thumbnails.
If you could tell me how to put pictures in my comment and not just a thumb nail that would be great because I do not know how and didn't want to ask and sound stupid.

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