Rear mid engine coupe.

Rear mid engine coupe.

Postby Mike Amos » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:51 am

An 11' long by just under 5' 6" wide coupe. Rear mid engined with a three cylinder turbo engine potentially an electric motor assist too. This render was to check for panel quality and fit.
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Re: Rear mid engine coupe.

Postby L i am » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:21 pm

Cool project Mike :thumb: Out of curiosity how many hours so far?
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Postby Mike Amos » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:38 pm

Thanks L i am. So far this version (#60 in this series) about 12 hours. Mainly due to modeling aerodynamic surfaces and modules so if I can get this done in another 12 I'll be happy. The radiator outlets will exhaust onto the engine/transmission cover hopefully directly onto the lower surface of the rear wing. The exhaust will also exit near this outlet and have a baffle to stall the rear wing for straight line speed.
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Postby tuna1957 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:24 pm

:thumb: Looking forward to seeing the finished model.
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Postby L i am » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:01 am

Mike Amos wrote:Thanks L i am. So far this version (#60 in this series) about 12 hours. Mainly due to modeling aerodynamic surfaces and modules so if I can get this done in another 12 I'll be happy. The radiator outlets will exhaust onto the engine/transmission cover hopefully directly onto the lower surface of the rear wing. The exhaust will also exit near this outlet and have a baffle to stall the rear wing for straight line speed.


Am I reading you correctly. This is number 60, that you have done?
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Postby Mike Amos » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:54 pm

Number 60 in this series but several hundred overall. I tend to chuck those I do not like so the total number is a miss Terry.
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Postby Mike Amos » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:39 pm

Moving on, the white oblong is the footprint of a Lotus Elise which demonstrates how small my project is.
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Postby Bryan K » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:11 am

Looking good!
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Postby Mike Amos » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:40 am

Thanks Bryan.
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Re: Rear mid engine coupe.

Postby liam887 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:58 pm

Nice work!
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Postby Mike Amos » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:08 am

Thanks Liam, I am getting the feeling I may have gone too small with this one.
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Re: Rear mid engine coupe.

Postby tuna1957 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:36 pm

Good progress on this one. :thumb:
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Re: Rear mid engine coupe.

Postby liam887 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:40 pm

Mike Amos wrote:Thanks Liam, I am getting the feeling I may have gone too small with this one.


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Postby Mike Amos » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:46 pm

I did upscale to Lotus Elise length but it just does not work. Horrible in fact. I may need to rethink my engine/power system for this but that is much easier, there is a very useful two cylinder engine in the Fiat 500 and that with electric assistance and a light vehicle would go some. Batteries go where the transmission tunnel is.
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Re: Rear mid engine coupe.

Postby hellnbak » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:02 am

Yay, something with wheels!

Looking good, Mike. I'm curious as to why you say you might have gone too small (assuming the driver can fit comfortably in it).

Also curious about the object protruding from the front. A laser maybe? ;)

Keep at it!

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Postby Mike Amos » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:10 pm

Thanks Steve, nice to see you around. The projecting thing at the front is the steering column that I need to alter, a laser might be useful in traffic. When I say possibly too small I am talking about radiator air flow and a decent fuel tank. Thing is, as intended this whole vehicle is meant to tip the3 scales at about 600-650kg. The crumple zones are going to be aluminium honeycomb structures at the front and a similar item at the rear incorporating the cat/exhaust can. All of this is getting very tight in the structure so far attempted. However it keeps the brain, whats the word, clock thing.............
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