Hybrid Car – More Fun with Less Gas


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Posted by Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds on October 26, 2009, 6:48 am

Just watched this weeks episode of
mythbusters and got a 10% improvement in
gas mileage by putting (golf-ball like)
dimples in the car


I'm imagining all sorts of areas that
might benefit from this unexpected
result: windturbines, waterturbines and
ceiling fans more efficient

Posted by Ken Maltby on October 26, 2009, 2:52 pm

  Since, for the devices you mention, you would need
the opposite effect I take it you would be adding bumps,
instead of "dimples".


Posted by Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds on October 26, 2009, 7:01 pm

In article

Based on the experiment and some
follow-up in rec.aviation.homebuilt, I'd
say no.

Unless I am misunderstanding your

Posted by Morris Dovey on October 27, 2009, 4:57 am

Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:

Unless they plan on cruising in reverse, a surface resembling fish
scales might produce even better results. It should work well in both
compressible (gaseous) and non-compressible (fluid) mediums...

Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA

Posted by Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds on October 27, 2009, 5:46 am

We will have to forward that as a
suggestion to Jamie and Adam

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