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Elio Fenders...retro-futuristic?

Discussion in 'Elio Photos and Videos' started by Sethodine, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. NSTG8R

    NSTG8R Elio Addict

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    See Kammback Aerodynamics for your answer to the counterintuitive design.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kammback
     
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    LOL. Are we going down the Kammback trail again? Where's that popcorn?
     
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    I meant the front, not the back....
     
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    He is talking about the front; they are a Kammback design; the important part to Aero is what is presented to the wind (front edge) and the flat area at the back of the fender is the Kammback; as close to the ground as those fenders go they present a flow like the bow of a boat.
    Air is like water in that respect.
    Since there is no way for the air to strike anything but a smooth rounded surface it is very aerodynamic.
     
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    Yes, I understand that it is rounded...top-to-bottom on the front; however, as seen from the front, it is relatively flat from left to right. Top-to-bottom makes sense, left-to-right just seemed sub-optimal on the front -- to my untrained eye....
     
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    Have you seen one of the Elio in person yet? They aren't flat on top.

    And just as an FYI; the number you have as a reservation # isn't. That's your transaction receipt number.
    SIL's only go to $1K All In, and get mailed out about every 6 to 8 weeks; next one is in July.
    If you've done any other amount, you don't get an SIL ...... yet.
     
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    Please pardon the crudeness of the models -- I only do relief work.... Left is how it seems (roughly) and right seems like it would have just a little less resistance.... Top picture is dead on from front, bottom picture is with the model laid back a bit....


    Fender_01.jpg Fender_02.jpg
     
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    i wonder how it would look if you put the right fender on the left side and vise-versa?
     
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    Since we're talking about the Elio; let's look at Elio pictures
    Here's a view, rear towards the front
    DSC_0302[1].jpg

    And the front view; the curve at the top does go all the way from the front edge to where you see it above

    DSC_0356[1].jpg

    It may look flat in the front, but it's not. You can see the curve in the front in the reflection.
    That's why I asked you if you've seen an Elio in person. (Which you haven't answered yet)
     

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