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Old 01-10-2014, 06:49 AM   #281 (permalink)
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I have noticed those slots in the end plates and wondered what they do.



Oh, OK. The red arrow gets bigger for the same reason the VW Beetle and GM EV-1 have good airflow down the backlight—only upside down. And backward. Hmm.

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Old 01-10-2014, 08:37 AM   #282 (permalink)
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The SolarWorld GT looks great
I just found this data sheet of it, claims a Cd of 0.137

http://www.hochschule-bochum.de/file...datasheet1.pdf

A slightly different angle of the said car.

http://149.237.200.202/products/in-p...the-globe/?L=1


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Old 01-10-2014, 08:50 AM   #283 (permalink)
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.......... here's something interesting I just ran across. Supposedly it's a custom bodied 1966 Bizzarini Strada.

A High Speed Aerodynamic Paradigm
A High Speed Aerodynamic Paradigm - EVWORLD.COM

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Aerodynamic streamlining was the craze in the 1930s. Now it could become the paradigm by which we design future motor vehicles
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:35 AM   #284 (permalink)
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I spent 15 minutes looking for a car I've seen at a car show (Eyes on Design) which would have been nice to post right about now.

The car is a hand made replica of a one-off aerodynamic car made in he mid-1920's. I spoke with the builder/owner, located in Indiana (I think).

Anyway, the way the shape was achieved was steel plate cutouts were made matching the windshield and radiator shape and areas.

A blower or wind machine of some kind placed in front, and clump fulls of sand were tosses into the airflow. The sand would hit the steel plates and deflect/move around the plates/objects. The pattern of this sand migration/movement was recorded somehow and replicated to form the aluminum body.

If or when I ever find my pictures, I'll post them. This same car was on Hemming's or some other site within the last 9 months as a feature.
Found the business card.



freebeard, now you can find all sorts of images and articles on this "aero-sand car".

Google Images: 1917 Golden Submarine

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The SolarWorld GT looks great, and I will have to try to see it, when it comes to the US. It appears at first that the rear of the car does Not follow the "Template", too steep. This body shape also looks much like my VW old style Beetle X-Car, maybe I'm thinking something close to good!
It was here last year, and Phil (Aerohead) got to see it. A Cd of 0.14 is impressive! The floor (between the wheels) rises up.
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I got all excited when I first saw it, then discovered my timing to see the car was, a "Little Off". Phooey (:-(((
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Looks like back in 2009 they were thinking that a street adaptation of this concept would be a 3-seater.

Meldung vom 15.05.09
Bochum University of Applied Sciences builds third solar powered vehicle - SolarCar - Hochschule Bochum

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(0.9 MB): The future of electric mobility from Bochum, Germany: three-seater SIMCar
The rear looks way too high in that rendering.

The 2009 version.
http://www.hochschule-bochum.de/en/s...e-project.html


I'm pretty sure that the later version has a lower tail.
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Apparently there is more than one. This one is a little more street-roddy.
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