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Old 10-21-2014, 05:47 PM   #321 (permalink)
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Eliminating the opening for the air pressure difference to vent across your legs can make the bike more susceptible to being blown off course by side winds.
I know that the current set-up acts like a sail since only 1 side is covered, so there will be a noticeable improvement. Once I add it I will do my best to fully seal it, and might add a large hollow tube to balance pressures.

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Old 10-23-2014, 10:17 PM   #322 (permalink)
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Check out sailplane plans for body shapes such as www.vintagesailplaner.com/Sheet1bis-9.pdf
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:42 PM   #323 (permalink)
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Check out sailplane plans for body shapes such as www.vintagesailplaner.com/Sheet1bis-9.pdf
I have been eye-balling the Bocian plans for a while. Nice shape. Pretty sailplane.
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I grew up around gliders in Dansville, NY. The landing pattern came over our house. Now I live near the National Soaring Museum. There are many designs available but what I liked about this one is the similarity to the Morelli/Aptera optimal shape and that the curves are simple arcs and ellipses. The shape should be very stable in cross winds with a low nose to reduce lift and a high tail to clear the exhaust. If you want, let the curve come to the shoulder and add front and rear helmet fairings.
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The Vetter team is still hard at work experimenting with getting the best drag coefficient on a motorcycle. Alan's new lowboy frame mod and seat back bulkhead should be a big improvement. Chapter 87 in a 10 year ongoing campaign.
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