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Old 10-03-2019, 11:08 AM   #591 (permalink)
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This can go in several threads, but to be safe I'm putting it here.

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It's gotta be a mess underneath, and those curved rear edges should cause some uneven air flow release and buffeting.

It looks good in a front 3/4 view and I'm betting side profile view.

In any case, this design is sure to cause a little controversy.

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Old 10-03-2019, 02:22 PM   #592 (permalink)
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In any case, this design is sure to cause a little controversy.
Those split rim wheels are dangerous.

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Wrong thread?

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Wrong thread?
Looks aerodynamic to me, but a rear 3/4 view would tell us more.
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My suspicion is that it's symmetrical, like a Weinermobile.
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Speaking of Weinermobiles.

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I'd like to wind tunnel the below, could be an improvement?

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...ures-2252.html


Rear wheel flares are the final death blow.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...ures-2251.html
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It reminds me a Tropical Cabines conversion. It was more frequent on Ford and Chevy trucks, but once I saw a Nissan D21 with that conversion...
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On the VW bug, at least there is no argument that the boundary layer is turbulent.
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But it's going to be an attached turbulence since the balls act as reverse dimples. Each individual bump will pull air to 115 to the direction of air flow. The front and rear facing ones will have no appreciable effect.
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You did notice that the balls had either wihiffle ball perforations or, possibly, dimples?

Isn't the 115 degree deflection only true in a narrow speed range? Not sure how to determine the Reynolds number here, or if it's even relevant.
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Looking again, you might be right.

Speed range ~25-250mph. That 115 thing may only apply to free-standing spheres.

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