The Rinspeed Splash

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in
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The amphibious hydrofoil sports car--still needs an exit plan though.
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Female 731
sorry about the delete edit looking like nonsense, but yeah.
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Female 731
I wonder if either of you followed the link? while it does not fully explain the mechanics of ground effect, it shows it on a larger, faster scale. but the same principle, whether attracting or repulsing from the surface. ah, sweet, i really should have gone to wiki as well, but i happened to have been looking at that page a while back.
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Male 66
I`m not saying you are wrong, not at all! I just didn`t know that ground effect was used in anything other than F1... as in the opposite! I knew about downforce. of course downforce was taken from looking at airplanes, and reversing their effect and sticking the car to the ground instead of letting it fly. :-) an opposite wing.

For cars: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_effe...

For airplanes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_effe...

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Male 66
"Ground effect however means that a body is kept up by a "cushion" of air."

can this go either way, as in instead of a cushion holding something up, cut it keep a car down on the ground? This is how it worked in F1. I`m not sure if ground effect was the real name of this in F1 or just an easy nickname.

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Male 43
Ground effect doesn`t apply to hydrofoils, well it does but not significantly. A hydrofoil stays up by the wing-like foils mounted on struts below the hull and functions almost like the wing of an airplane.. only in water. Ground effect however means that a body is kept up by a "cushion" of air.
I happen to have studied ground effect when I went through flight school, so I`m pretty sure I`m right.
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Male 66
cool, i though that ground effect was a term used for the technique used in Formula 1 in the late 70`s and 80`s... Didn`t know it had a different meaning. apparentely i watch too much f1...
staberind, if you were refering to me, i wasn`t trying to correct you, just thought if it was the same technique used in F1 :-)
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Female 731
As in this
although, yes, when people say ground effect, you think of stuff going down, it can also mean skimming the surface, through foils, in this case, or aquaplaning. sorry for the confusion. check your facts before attempting to correct mine.
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Male 2,720
thats a stupid.
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Male 2,113
WANT!!!
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Male 66
Ground effect??? as in sucking the car to the ground with lower pressure underneath the car? As in the Lotus 79? ............
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Male 43
staberind, that`s not a ground effect vehicle. It`s a hydrofoil, which is different.
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Male 777
For some reason the sound won`t work for me.
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Female 731
Ah, ground effect vehicles are totally the way to go, although I don`t see them being popular with immigration officials.
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Male 19
Hey its a good start at something that could be potentially awesome just need the whole gettin out thing sorted and id buy one :D
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Female 87
^ haha...totally
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Male 221
Get it to leave the water without pulling it and I think their will be a lot of Cuban interest.
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Female 87
Yeah...not very James Bond-like to have some dude in a wetsuit reel you in with a rope...but still so awesome.
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Male 20,196
Link: The Rinspeed Splash [Rate Link] - The amphibious hydrofoil sports car--still needs an exit plan though.
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