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Old 10-22-2007, 06:52 AM   #31
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From the airtab display gallery...

http://www.airtab.com/Images/photogallery/gallery1.htm

http://www.airtab.com/Images/gallery/Paulst/2.JPG

http://www.airtab.com/Images/gallery/Paulst/3.JPG
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:42 PM   #32
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the price is a ripoff.
you could make airtabs for 20 cents a piece with a vacuum molding machine. my friend had one in his garage. you put a part on the plate and a sheet of 1/8th inch plastic is heated up untill it almost melts. the its placed on the plate and a vacuum opens and sucks the hot plastic sheet down onto the airtab so it follows its contours. when the plastic cools you pull the sheet off, cut around the part and you have an exact copy for 20 cents.
if you guys are serious about airtabs, just buy one and take it to someone who does vacuum molding. have them make you 50 or 100 or heck 5000 and sell the extras on ebay.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:43 PM   #33
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Just arrived from the 333 mile trip from Raleigh to Baltimore.

Previously, this tri yielded a 22.3 MPG hwy run...arriving with just over 1/4 tank left.

Today, with airtabs and wheel covers, it increased to 26.7 MPG...arriving with about 1/2 tank left!

Very exciting gains. I will update you guys with the leg home info if you want. Then I'll drop it.... they work, at least on my truck. Take care all.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:19 PM   #34
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Just arrived from the 333 mile trip from Raleigh to Baltimore.

Previously, this tri yielded a 22.3 MPG hwy run...arriving with just over 1/4 tank left.

Today, with airtabs and wheel covers, it increased to 26.7 MPG...arriving with about 1/2 tank left!

Very exciting gains. I will update you guys with the leg home info if you want. Then I'll drop it.... they work, at least on my truck. Take care all.
Wow! Yes, more info please.

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Old 10-22-2007, 05:32 PM   #35
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CFG83 you need these on your wagon. the .36cd is screaming for them. I'm just not sure if they'll help me.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:43 PM   #36
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Just arrived from the 333 mile trip from Raleigh to Baltimore.

Previously, this tri yielded a 22.3 MPG hwy run...arriving with just over 1/4 tank left.

Today, with airtabs and wheel covers, it increased to 26.7 MPG...arriving with about 1/2 tank left!

Very exciting gains. I will update you guys with the leg home info if you want. Then I'll drop it.... they work, at least on my truck. Take care all.
Interesting results. Can you dig up a weather comparison between the two trips for us?

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Old 10-22-2007, 06:18 PM   #37
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if you guys are serious about airtabs, just buy one and take it to someone who does vacuum molding. have them make you 50 or 100 or heck 5000 and sell the extras on ebay.
Yeah, you could do that but you'd probably be violating the copyright on their design and it certainly is morally questionable at best. The price might seem steep to you, but I'm sure that significant R&D went into developing the product and they are trying to recoup their investment. How'd you like it if you developed a product and some punk stole your design? People develop products to make $$$. Take that away from them and the good ideas will stop coming, period. Do something productive with your life, don't spin your wheels thinking up ways to rip off legit businesses. I own a small business so I know what its like to try to make a buck. Its hard enough without people like you dreaming up ways to steal an idea that (a.) you would never have thought of and (b.) probably don't even understand. If you don't like the price, don't buy the product.
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Interesting results. Can you dig up a weather comparison between the two trips for us?

i am curious too, especially with the winter summer blend mix ups as a possibility. :/
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Just arrived from the 333 mile trip from Raleigh to Baltimore.

Previously, this tri yielded a 22.3 MPG hwy run...arriving with just over 1/4 tank left.

Today, with airtabs and wheel covers, it increased to 26.7 MPG...arriving with about 1/2 tank left!

Very exciting gains. I will update you guys with the leg home info if you want. Then I'll drop it.... they work, at least on my truck. Take care all.
How much do you think was the wheel covers? It'd be interesting to know.
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On 8/8/2007:
http://www.wunderground.com/history/...q_statename=NA

Temperature:
Mean Temperature 79 °F / 26 °C 63 °F / 17 °C
Max Temperature 93 °F / 33 °C 74 °F / 23 °C 87 °F / 30 °C (1990)
Min Temperature 65 °F / 18 °C 51 °F / 10 °C 35 °F / 1 °C (1964)
Degree Days:
Heating Degree Days 0 4
Month to date heating degree days 0 28
Since 1 July heating degree days 3 49
Cooling Degree Days 14 2
Month to date cooling degree days 77 22
Year to date cooling degree days 2035 1496
Growing Degree Days 28 (Base 50)
Moisture:
Dew Point 65 °F / 18 °C
Average Humidity 66
Maximum Humidity 93
Minimum Humidity 38
Precipitation:
Precipitation 0.00 in / 0.00 cm 0.11 in / 0.28 cm 2.54 in / 6.45 cm (1996)
Month to date precipitation 0.13 0.94
Year to date precipitation 26.35 34.80
Snow:
Snow 0.00 in / 0.00 cm - - ()
Since 1 July snowfall 0.0
Snow Depth 0.00 in / 0.00 cm
Sea Level Pressure:
Sea Level Pressure 30.03 in / 1017 hPa
Wind:
Wind Speed 2 mph / 3 km/h (SSE)
Max Wind Speed 8 mph / 13 km/h
Max Gust Speed 13 mph / 21 km/h
Visibility 10 miles / 16 kilometers
Events Fog



Today, 8/22/2007:
http://www.wunderground.com/history/...q_statename=NA

Actual: Average : Record :
Temperature:
Mean Temperature 70 °F / 20 °C 58 °F / 14 °C
Max Temperature 83 °F / 28 °C 70 °F / 21 °C 86 °F / 30 °C (1947)
Min Temperature 56 °F / 13 °C 46 °F / 7 °C 26 °F / -3 °C (1974)
Degree Days:
Heating Degree Days 0 8
Month to date heating degree days 23 114
Since 1 July heating degree days 26 135
Cooling Degree Days 4 0
Month to date cooling degree days 133 39
Year to date cooling degree days 2091 1513
Growing Degree Days 20 (Base 50)
Moisture:
Dew Point 54 °F / 11 °C
Average Humidity 63
Maximum Humidity 83
Minimum Humidity 41
Precipitation:
Precipitation 0.00 in / 0.0 cm 0.09 in / 0.23 cm 0.62 in / 1.57 cm (1958)
Month to date precipitation 0.30 2.35
Year to date precipitation 26.52 36.21
Snow:
Snow 0.00 in / 0.00 cm - - ()
Since 1 July snowfall 0.0
Snow Depth 0.00 in / 0.00 cm
Sea Level Pressure:
Sea Level Pressure 30.23 in / 1025 hPa
Wind:
Wind Speed 3 mph / 6 km/h ()
Max Wind Speed 15 mph / 24 km/h
Max Gust Speed 17 mph / 27 km/h
Visibility 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers



Little cooler this week than 2 weeks ago, and slightly less humidity. Pretty close to the same, even avg wind was close 3 vs 2, although gusts were a little different. Overall, similary conditions between the 2 days, nice sunny fall days....
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