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Old 05-21-2021, 07:40 AM   #771 (permalink)
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They had the whole fuselage! But they left the optimally shaped tail off...
They also did that to the E-Ei.
Basicly the fusselage of a Grob Astir on 3 wheels, but the end is just cut off and it doesn't even have a canopy.

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How exactly would you keep the aft fuselage with the length limits currently applied to over the road vehicles?

Freebeards pictures usually include some sort of method of truncating the tail and maybe reattaching the airflow
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Easier to ask forgiveness than permission? I'd forgive a long RV with a lovely airplane tail.
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Not if youre behind it going slow on a crowded 2 lane highway
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I think I'd be more annoyed that the tail means there's much less benefit in drafting him.
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Old 05-21-2021, 06:50 PM   #776 (permalink)
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That would be nice with the all-wheel independent suspension of a Tatra truck, and a Varig livery.
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Else make it a boat like Cosmic Muffin:


www.thevintagenews.com/2015/10/26/one-of-a-kind-a-boat-made-out-of-a-plane/

I went looking for a picture and found this one I like better:


external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP. YAB99tWCYI71toTAkgT8qgHaHc%26pid%3DApi&f=1

This one has nicer lines and (potential for) retractable gear.
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I went looking for a picture and found this one I like better:

Why does it remind me the Dornier Wal so much?
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Because it does, apparently. It just lacks the bow windows.

In some thread I speculated on scale maille for skinning compound curves. then I find this:


www.doityourselfrv.com/aerodynamic-super-light-camp-trailer/

They claim 44 MPG towing this.
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Because it does, apparently. It just lacks the bow windows.
Nice, but the back door ruins it for me.

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