Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Aerodynamics
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-01-2014, 07:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
CFECO
 
CFECO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vail, AZ.
Posts: 552

X-Car - '11 Homemade 2+2

Velbly1 - '17 Toyota Camery XSE
90 day: 29 mpg (US)

Velbly2 - '13 Toyota Tundra
90 day: 18.03 mpg (US)
Thanks: 174
Thanked 60 Times in 56 Posts
I have heard "Inboard Brakes are not allowed by certain Motor Vehicle Agencies, as the axle is now a braking member. Hard to figure, if an axle can propel the vehicle, it "should" be able to stop it too. Of course if it fails on acceleration, no big deal, failure during heavy braking...
I guess Edison did not build a production ready car...Oh well.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 01-01-2014, 08:29 PM   #22 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 20,871
Thanks: 5,843
Thanked 6,820 Times in 5,516 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedDevil
My thoughts ran that way, too; for an open wheel car like the VLC. The way I pictured it was to form the outer surface of the fender from the appropriate section of the Template and deal with the inner surface on a 'best effort' basis. The thinking is that air further from the body would 'see' the template shape to the extent possible. The the rears could extend to the rear of the vehicle.

With a full body I'd consider the dual wall skirt like Aerocivic uses.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 08:41 PM   #23 (permalink)
Too busy for gas stations
 
Superfuelgero's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The intersection of TN/MS/AL
Posts: 460

Turtle - '92 Honda Civic Vx
Team Honda
90 day: 67.09 mpg (US)

Rolla - '10 Toyota Corolla Le

Beast - '91 Chevy V2500

Bus - '01 VW Eurovan MV

Speed - '93 Harley bored and storked Harley w/ turbo/ nitrous
90 day: 53.09 mpg (US)

Cal - '68 Ford Mustang GT/CS
Thanks: 87
Thanked 175 Times in 113 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by CFECO View Post
I have heard "Inboard Brakes are not allowed by certain Motor Vehicle Agencies, as the axle is now a braking member. Hard to figure, if an axle can propel the vehicle, it "should" be able to stop it too. Of course if it fails on acceleration, no big deal, failure during heavy braking...
I guess Edison did not build a production ready car...Oh well.
Worked in the back of jags for decades. never heard of any law against it, and doubt any law enforcement officer would either.
__________________
Shooting for 600 miles of range at 65-70 mph out of a vx.

  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Superfuelgero For This Useful Post:
CFECO (01-01-2014), some_other_dave (01-02-2014)
Old 01-01-2014, 10:13 PM   #24 (permalink)
CFECO
 
CFECO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vail, AZ.
Posts: 552

X-Car - '11 Homemade 2+2

Velbly1 - '17 Toyota Camery XSE
90 day: 29 mpg (US)

Velbly2 - '13 Toyota Tundra
90 day: 18.03 mpg (US)
Thanks: 174
Thanked 60 Times in 56 Posts
Good points, I forgot about the Jags, among others. And local PD even knowing about it...LOL! I forget where I heard that, and probably will not be able to retrieve it from the depths...OH well! If I find it I'll get back to you.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 10:14 PM   #25 (permalink)
Reverse-Trike EV
 
Giovanni LiCalsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Alameda, California
Posts: 146
Thanks: 2
Thanked 43 Times in 32 Posts
It will use very little disc brake pressure to stop because of the brake regeneration and the rear brake will use a front Ducati caliper.
I will use the lightest and strongest driveshafts.
I won't be racing it too hard.:^)
It will be licensed as a motorcycle.

__________________
Kind Regards,
Giovanni
http://www.steamcar.net/stanley/fastest.pdf
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Giovanni LiCalsi For This Useful Post:
aerohead (01-02-2014)
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com