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Old 11-05-2019, 12:28 PM   #411 (permalink)
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:43 AM   #412 (permalink)
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Well, like the two SEMA vehicles above, it's disputable how aerodynamic this is, but it is doing something different.

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Well, like the two SEMA vehicles above, it's disputable how aerodynamic this is...
Are we looking for aerodynamic or aerodynamically odd? I think the FJ40 is much more aerodynamic than the stock one in the background for instance. The front cycle fenders catch less air than the stock ones. Similar to the well vented front fenders on ferinstance the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

An historical oddity showed up at SEMA, the Golden Sahara:



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Nearly reaching the 500mph milestone!

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The Bloodhound LSR car nearly reached the 500mph milestone today, hitting 491mph (790km/h). ...............

Andy said: “The aim of today was to measure the slowdown, from 500 down to 200, to measure the aerodynamic drag. We've got all that data, and now it’s time to crunch the numbers."
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:35 AM   #415 (permalink)
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The morphing transition at the 1:00 mark is phenomenal.

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An improvement to truck aerodynamics is also possible. A targeted air flow using roof and side spoilers results in less dynamic pressure and consequently less drag and lower fuel consumption. The teardrop shape of MAN's future development Concept S is the aerodynamic ideal.
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Wow. That shot of the car passing at, I presume, near 500 MPH is amazing.

It is good that they were checking the "track" before hitting the throttle on the jet. I just read that they think the reason Jessi Combs died in her jet car at those speeds was because of wheel failure, possibly after hitting something on the course.

Brave folks to strap themselves on an aircraft jet engine with wheels and open the throttle to see what happens.
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kach22i — Same story not as well done. Mainly because there is no road plane.



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A case for enclosed wheels verses open wheels?

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An effect from keeping your [wheel] pants on?

SEMA today: The perforated plate done in chain.



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An interesting approach to four-wheel skirts, making little ones out of the big ones (turbulence). I think there is venting under the chain on the front of the front fenders and behind the rear fenders.

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