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Old 07-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #211 (permalink)
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Did anyone get to see the Dolphin recently? I've sent an email to Dave Cloud, but I did not hear back. I may give him a call... I'm curious about any updates or progress.

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:09 PM   #212 (permalink)
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Do you still have the Dolphin sketch-up model? I plan on building a similar shaped geo metro and using your model would save a bunch of time.

and do you know of a way I could contact Dave Cloud or maybe talk to him through you? I would like to know more about his top chopped metros. I am planning to do the modification myself, but would like to know how he recommends going about it
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Jim,

I do have a SketchUp model of the Dolphin, and I can share it with you. PM me your email, and I'll invite you to my Dropbox.

I forget if I have posted the construction photos of the Dolphin -- I think they are in this thread?
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Dave Cloud has died - RIP

Folks, I have very sad news: Dave Cloud is no longer with us. He died on Friday January 19th.

His friend Steven S. Lough put up these pictures:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/230793...7691669366944/

Steven wrote on Facebook:

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His life work will be remembered long after many of us join him in that Big EV Garage in the Sky.
Dave, I wish I could have met you in person, but I am so happy to have talked with you those few hours on the phone. You will be missed.

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Here's my collection of pictures of the Dolphin that Dave Cloud built - I don't know everything he did, but this is a masterpiece.

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I only met Dave briefly, but he showed me that a layer of masking tape could protect styrofoam from polyester resin, for cheaper, faster prototyping. He was an unusually clear, quick thinker.
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Sad news. Thanks for letting us know, Neil.
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I wonder if it is possible to put the Dolphin in a wind tunnel?
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