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Old 03-04-2009, 11:52 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I know I'm coming in late here, A penny for everyone's thoughts on a full front wheel/tire cover. Kind of like a motorcycle fender that would hug the tire closely, Be bolted/welded to the strut body. An example would be like a rear fender on a full dresser bike but it would also have full sides....??

You could cover probably 7/8 of the tire....

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I know I'm coming in late here, A penny for everyone's thoughts on a full front wheel/tire cover. Kind of like a motorcycle fender that would hug the tire closely, Be bolted/welded to the strut body. An example would be like a rear fender on a full dresser bike but it would also have full sides....??

You could cover probably 7/8 of the tire....
Why not aero hubcaps?
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I did that on the Car-Cycle to avoid the need for inner fender wells. You still have the problem of some gaps to accommodate steering and suspension motion.
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:36 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I believe Ford also did an inner wheel pant, plus the flexible mebrane fender skirt on the Probe V concept.
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The ASK 21 sailplane has a max speed (where this tape would have most effect) of 175mph (if you can find minimums, that'd be great) and is a streamlined body to begin with. Maybe the lower pressure offsets the velocity discrepancy - I'll have to do a quick calc a bit later
I don't know if it's what you meant by minimum, Trebuchet03, but the Wiki lists the "nominal" stall speed as a little over 40 mph.

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nit picking, in the video test of the skirts you should not have placed tuffs on the skirts.
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Huh? Why not, and how else are you going to "see" the air flow?
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I would see these as needing three separate tests
Airflow without skirt – original tuffs
Airflow with skirt – original tuffs
Airflow over skirt – additional tuffs
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Ha - yes, 2 plugs. I normally just use the more powerful one.

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I would see these as needing three separate tests
Airflow without skirt – original tuffs
Airflow with skirt – original tuffs
Airflow over skirt – additional tuffs
Um... that's what I did.

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