And where, if I may ask, where do you get that its easy to do? Its NOT easy to do, but that's what you'd hope. Extracting every bit of Wh/mile out of my trike was a 2 years process of trial/error, learning how to thermoform panels, then building gradually more complex panels, plates, damns, vortex generators... and then the tedious datalogging of each one of them to see the gains, if any. It wasn't easy to do, but it was done, and while remaining open cockpit which was my goal.Voltron wrote:"No, your stance or different opinions are not an attack; however, the way you crafted your responses selectively targeting things like what my aero trike can't do just to prove a point "
Again.. thats how you see it. But if you go back and read, I just pointed out the mods that have been successful on your trike don't work in rugged off road conditions. There's been no anti trike sentiment, even though you kept tediously circling the conversation back to that. Two others of us that own and ride electric trikes voiced support for them except the special case of rugged off road conditions.
It seemed to me more about your refusal to accept that there is one particular area, namely rugged off road riding that aero treatments are of low benefit, given the lower average speed, the effect on handling, the crash worthiness, the drag of the heavy moto wheels being more of the total drag, the buildup of mud ect. I just don't see minor tweeks producing large gains.
If it was so easy to achieve, with just a few dollars of flat plastic panels, surely someone in the last 50 years could have actually done it?
So what are r u trying to prove now? I will reiterate this for you: what I did for my trike is NOT the same thing I would do on an MTB that needs to go offroad and potentially crash, but aero concepts remain the same for everything. Also, short of maybe using square wheels, the air drag will always grow to be magnitudes of order larger than the rolling resistance... If you don't want, or can't see how minor tweaks can offer large gains then you really have nothing further to add here, you stated what its already obvious and known, and I'll be talking to the OP directly off the thread.