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Date: 04/02/08 12:17 AM

18 Responses to The Rinspeed Splash

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    Link: The Rinspeed Splash - The amphibious hydrofoil sports car--still needs an exit plan though.
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    SunSparkles Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:33 am
    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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    ninjacache Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:33 am
    Get it to leave the water without pulling it and I think their will be a lot of Cuban interest.
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    SunSparkles Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:34 am
    ^ haha...totally
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    6SteW66 Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:34 am
    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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    staberind Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 12:39 am
    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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    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:17 am
    For some reason the sound won`t work for me.
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    52 Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:37 am
    staberind, that`s not a ground effect vehicle. It`s a hydrofoil, which is different.
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    Steno Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 3:02 am
    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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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2008 at 3:14 am
    WANT!!!
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2008 at 5:44 am
    thats a stupid.
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    staberind Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 6:18 am
    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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    Steno Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 8:45 am
    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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    52 Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 9:29 am
    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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    Steno Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 10:34 am
    "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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    Steno Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:04 pm
    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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    staberind Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    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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    staberind Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2008 at 1:43 pm
    sorry about the delete edit looking like nonsense, but yeah.

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