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It looks impressive, great job! almost like an Ariel Atom with a shell :)
I had hard time finding out information about your drive system, from one of the pictures it seems like a Sevcon Gen 4 Size 8....is that correct? what motor(s)? what battery? voltage?
 

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The rear of the covers are open to allow the rotating airflow from the tyre to escape. It also helps with brake cooling. The covers reduce drag by 20% compared to a standard wheel...
 

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Hi Hawkeye,

I have been interested in the effects of open tires for years - I'm glad to find somebody who has done some work on this

Did you test without the open covers?
what was the effect?
 
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