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Old 04-12-2020, 12:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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What's the issue? This is an aerodynamics (of vehicles) forum.
The issue is with the terminology. "Aerodynamic" means "moving air." Does it exist in moving air? If yes, then it is aerodynamic. Buildings are aerodynamic. People are aerodynamic. Neither are more or less aerodynamic than cars, Plaid or otherwise.

So, the question "Is this aerodynamic?" can only be answered: yes, and so is everything else. If you want to know something specific, such as "Is this shape low drag?" or "Does this shape produce low lift?", those are the questions you should ask. (That's what aerohead means by "context").

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It looks like the basic shape could be pretty aerodynamic, but it's all straight lines. It makes me think Tesla had two things on their mind: (1) "Look, we can make it aerodynamic and angular" and (2) "This will be much easier to stamp." It's very different from the other Teslas, which are very curvy. I doubt Tesla neglected aerodynamics on this plaid version, whatever that is. It looks better than the regular Cybertruck (I didn't compare, so maybe they're very similar), but I don't care for the flared fenders.

* Ehh, it looks the same except for the flares.
This photoshop is not the Plaid version; it's a fan edit. We do not know what it would look like because, beyond a throwaway line in a tweet, Tesla has not released any information on it.

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Old 04-12-2020, 07:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The context is this Aerodynamics forum.

There are several threads here with "aerodynamic" in the title.

The definition:

aer·o·dy·nam·ic
/ˌerōˌdīˈnamik/

adjective

1. relating to aerodynamics.
"aerodynamic forces"

**** 2. of or having a shape which reduces the drag from air moving past.
"the plane has a more aerodynamic shape" ****
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All this contention over words.

Is this Plaid enough?


https://www.nextbigfuture.com/wp-con...r-730x430.jpeg
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All this contention over words.

Is this Plaid enough?


https://www.nextbigfuture.com/wp-con...r-730x430.jpeg
I think that's much more argyle, in this context.
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It sounds like aerohead has been drinking Tetrahydrofuran straight from the can.
I'm starting to worry. It's been five days.
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What's the issue? This is an aerodynamics (of vehicles) forum.
Again,your question is meaningless.I invite you to ponder your question and see if you can re-phrase it in a manner in which we can respond more specifically.
I believe I understand your question,however,I want you to understand how important it is in 2020,that we communicate with specificity.
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It looks like the basic shape could be pretty aerodynamic, but it's all straight lines. It makes me think Tesla had two things on their mind: (1) "Look, we can make it aerodynamic and angular" and (2) "This will be much easier to stamp." It's very different from the other Teslas, which are very curvy. I doubt Tesla neglected aerodynamics on this plaid version, whatever that is. It looks better than the regular Cybertruck (I didn't compare, so maybe they're very similar), but I don't care for the flared fenders.

* Ehh, it looks the same except for the flares.
Now your question is improving!
The basic shape of Cybertruck is an industry leader.It will be the lowest drag pickup ever offered for sale or lease.
In reality,there's not a 'straight' surface on Cybertruck,except for its belly.
The 'Plaid' version shown,with extreme wheelhouse mutilation would be an entirely different proposition.I give it four thumbs down.
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