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    #31
    They are small cars, that's why I like them. Less weight, small frontal area, etc. I can just fit in with standard seats. The trick is to fit a race seat and bolt it straight to the floor. Have you driven one? They feel so different when you hook it into a corner, even turning into a street at an intersection is noticeably different to a normal car.
    NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
    VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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      #32
      still in for a dual element wing :)

      fortunately my car is progressing as slowly as your composites development... we're neck and neck :)
      Mit freundlichen Gre

      Originally posted by Keith Duckworth
      "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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        #33
        Updates? I see on FB you got some foam cut.

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          #34
          You doing a fastback for the new model mx-5 ?

          Don't mention the adBlocker !!

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            #35
            I have everything to make the wings now. I dicked around today making the curved alloy pieces for the wing mounts. Let me know you width and wing mount spaces. I will make one over the weekend to work out prices more accurately.

            No new model fastbacks are on the drawing board as yet.
            NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
            NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
            VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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              #36
              My engineer wants me to beef up the mounts. He said they should be 2.5 times stronger than necessary. So will order some thicker plates, it's easy now that the drawings are done.
              NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
              NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
              VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                #37
                Originally posted by lightyear View Post

                No new model fastbacks are on the drawing board as yet.
                know anyone that does a fastback for em ?

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                  #38
                  I refinished the fastback roof and boot as well the internal frames after they had sustained some damage and lost some of there size due to over sanding from the last guy. They are all at the new place ready to go.

                  NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                  NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                  VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                    #39
                    I don't think anyone has done a fastback for the ND yet. I might look into it one day.
                    NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                    NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                    VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                      #40
                      I'll measure up widths and let you know :)
                      Mit freundlichen Gre

                      Originally posted by Keith Duckworth
                      "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by lightyear View Post
                        I have everything to make the wings now. I dicked around today making the curved alloy pieces for the wing mounts. Let me know you width and wing mount spaces. I will make one over the weekend to work out prices more accurately.

                        No new model fastbacks are on the drawing board as yet.
                        I will measure up mount spaces shortly :)

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                          #42
                          PM sent :)

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                            #43
                            Ps, saw the pics on facepalm... you only doing the one 30cm chord at present? No chance you can get couple of secondary smaller flap chords? Say like a 120mm SM101 profile?

                            Also, which profile did you 'lend' for the 30cm profile you've got?

                            Edit, overwhelmingly large database here: http://m-selig.ae.illinois.edu/ads/c...atabase.html#S
                            Mit freundlichen Gre

                            Originally posted by Keith Duckworth
                            "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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                              #44
                              I do have the moulds and bits to make the second element as well. It's the SM183 profile. I made the wing from scratch originally from online images. That's the one I did the 1:43 at Phillip Island with. But I needed a wider mould, so started again.
                              NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                              NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                              VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                                #45
                                had a look, id be after 168cm width, with mounts 92cm apart.

                                ideally id be after 1x 30cm chord, and 2x 12cm chords - planning a dual element upper deck (maybe with active second element), and a lower deck chord to help pump the diffuser.

                                planning something like this...



                                alternative incarnation making the lower chord smaller between the mounts. will make the whole thing perhaps a little less bulky and offensive on the eyes (still with the dual element upper deck though):

                                Mit freundlichen Gre

                                Originally posted by Keith Duckworth
                                "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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