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Old 02-07-2019, 10:46 AM   #171 (permalink)
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A horizontal stabilizer aka elevator holds the wing up because lift wants to pitch the wing down. going faster is causing the C OF P to march rearward which necessitates down force as you get to mach.

Same for canard configuration. Just ask the VARIEZE and COZY people about bugs and rain.

I believe that moustache was one french reporter attempting to describe the 3rd surface on either the F16 or Mirage at an airshow.

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:16 PM   #173 (permalink)
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WTF... That looks like it could've been designed by Homer Simpson.
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A terrible fate for an old Hudson.
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Even for a Ford Festiva it would be a terrible fate.
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Seriously, that is the back half of a ~1950 Hudson four-door.

Converted to articulated steering. Probably not safe above 30mph without some sort of Artificial Intelligence to center the steering.
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Looks like Sir Vival was created by AI... or pseudo intelligence.
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The light on the rear quarter panel aligns vertically... Argh!
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I've made a bit of an oversight, that car was designed with safety in mind, not exclusively aerodynamics.

There is some attention to aerodynamics, although mostly misguided in my opinion.

Meet Sir Vival, the safety car from a future that wasn't
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The Sir Vival was a concept car created by Walter C. Jerome of Worcester, Massachusetts in 1958. Jerome created what he termed a "revolutionary vehicle" due to concern with what he saw as 1950's Detroit's lack of concern with safety and focus on planned obsolescence. While never produced commercially the Sir Vival featured many innovative car safety concepts that would later become standard such as seat belts, a roll cage, sliding side doors, rubber bumpers, and side lights. However, the most distinctive feature of the car are a two-part construction that separates the engine and front wheels from the main passenger cab via an articulated universal joint and the driver's turret, an elevated seat where the driver commands a near-360 degree visibility thanks to a cylindrical glass enclosure. Along with the 1957 Aurora it is one of the earliest Experimental Safety Vehicles ever made.
The 1957 Aurora you say?


1st Experimental Safety Vehicle Built in Branford, Connecticut in 1957

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Branford, Conn. – Dubbed by quite a few writers as one of the ugliest cars ever built, the 1957 Aurora prototype was designed by Father Alfred Juliano, a Catholic priest, in Branford. Not necessarily the product of divine intervention, Juliano’s purpose was to create the world’s safest automobile. With money contributed by his Connecticut congregation, Fr. Juliano wanted to build the car and make it available to American automakers to put into production. As it turns out, the gods were not with him and the project went bankrupt after creating just a single prototype.

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On the safety side, the car had a built-in roll cage, seat belts, a padded instrument panel, a collapsible steering wheel, and side-impact bars. Even the spare tire was housed under the front end of the vehicle to help absorb impacts. The front end had a “cow catcher” sort of design, filled with foam, to scoop up pedestrians instead of running them over. Perhaps most innovative was that the seats were designed to swivel 180 degrees and face backwards should a collision be imminent.


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However, restoration was completed in early 2005, and the car was unveiled to a newly re-astounded public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and is now on display in the Beaulieu Motor Museum, Hampshire, England.
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The odd bubble-shaped windshield had no wipers because, Father Juliano said, it was so aerodynamic that raindrops blew away.
A true oddity fitting of this thread.
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1946 Tucker Torpedo Prototype II Replica Photo Gallery - Autoblog
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So weird, does not match the concept sketches that I recall.


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