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Fubeca 12-30-2009 09:39 AM

Silverado aerocap build thread
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Teaser :thumbup:

MetroMPG 12-30-2009 09:59 AM

Nice work on the radiused side-top transition.

Added to the project library & looking forward to the progress.

Any plans to A-B-A test the finished work?

Fubeca 12-30-2009 10:15 AM

I'm not sure I've got my scangauge quite calibrated. I'll probably try to do some testing in a few weeks.

I'm very curious to see hard data.

brucey 12-30-2009 01:46 PM

I like it too. Looks like a very sturdy rib cage and a good start.

aerohead 12-30-2009 04:25 PM

I can already see the air slipping over it.I believe you'll be pleased at the pump.Nice fabrication!

MadisonMPG 12-30-2009 06:45 PM

Looks really good so far.

thatguitarguy 12-30-2009 06:54 PM

OSB - the rich man's cardboard.....:thumbup:

Christ 12-30-2009 07:09 PM

Looking forward to more. :thumbup: so far.

dwestmodesto 12-30-2009 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by Fubeca (Post 150711)

Good luck, It reminds me of all the balsa wood airplanes I built as a kid.

Fubeca 12-30-2009 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by thatguitarguy (Post 150825)
OSB - the rich man's cardboard.....:thumbup:


Total investment:

4 2x4s = $7
2 OSB = $12
2 1/4" Ply = $17
Aluminum Tape = $11
Shrink Plastic = $15

Grand Total: $62

This is really just a test to make sure I can to it and work on perfecting the shape. If I can get the kinks worked out and if I see enough of an economy improvement then I'll go for something a little more permanent and better constructed.

Done for now. I've got a couple hundred miles to drive during the next couple of days so I'll report back on my experience.

I might do some tuft testing to see if it is too high - I'm a little concerned about a couple of the edges. I'm also concerned about the gap. I may need to come up with some kind of filler.

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