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Old 05-19-2007, 05:53 AM   #1
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YouTube of tuft testing a 2-wheel fully faired HPV



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIHhvrEJzJk'

Not great (shaky camerawork), but you get a few good stills & glimpses of what's going on.

HPV looks wobbly
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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there is no way I'd go that fast with out a helmet, even with a 1/4 inch of fiberglass protecting me from the road...

Other than that, it really does show how well designed this little craft is. I wonder what it tops out at. I would like to see some wheel spoilers on there though, as I'm sure this is where most of the drag is coming from.

Hmm, how about that one with the tailbox? I've heard this do a good job of cutting down drag, but the flow over it looked turbulant and not attached, perhaps fillin in some of hte turbulant wake helps?
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:28 PM   #3
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Re. tuft testing,
You have to have somebody watch and take pics while you drive? I can't see any other way to learn from the yarn.
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i would have asked for a better camera person. that was to shaky to see anything.
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bah. They should have put wheel skirts on it!
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:28 PM   #6
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i would have asked for a better camera person. that was to shaky to see anything.
Agreed, I could clearly see more in the stills.
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