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Bod Rodz Speed Sled

Postby SMRTIC » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:30 pm

Does anyone have pictures of the Streetluge that the Bod Rodz guys had built to try and tackle the 100mph mark? I had seen pics of it online a few years ago, but haven't been able to find them anymore. It was pretty wild looking.
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Postby bobswartz » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:37 pm

Bill, They kept that thing a closely guarded secret and I know they did not wants picts out of it. You must have been a lucky one. Ed suffered a pretty bad accident on it near 90mph, but without serious injury.... i think and they never attempted the run again.

I have not heard from any of them for a while

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Postby DrNo » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:18 pm

I had some Bill, I'll take a look and send them to you if I can find them
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Postby trikesrule » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:58 am

Was that sled gravity powered or other?.........trikes
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Postby DrNo » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:52 am

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Postby jihad » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:18 am

hye everyone,

Dr No, can i have it too?? :wink: please....
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Postby trikesrule » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:58 pm

Me too please.......trikes
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Postby CowboyDan » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:14 pm

me three.. ;)
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Postby Auld » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:08 pm

I thought is was a fairinged versions of these:
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Chris has a whole bunch too:

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Or was it something completely different?
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Postby SMRTIC » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:24 pm

It may have been like their regular sleds, but it had a pretty wild fairing and tail fins as I recal.
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Postby [ben] » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:41 pm

Was it anything like this?

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Postby Furlong » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:52 pm

Closely guarded secret? Haha. Looks like it won't be a closely guarded secret anymore once DrNo passes the photos around!

Why not make it easier for the rest of us and just show off the pics here to everyone? That will douse the curiousity....

So, if it's just a wild-looking fairing and tail-fin, what's wrong with that? We see unique fairing and bodywork designs everywhere. Dave Rogers simply used his normal Rogers Bros pegless with full bodywork at Teutonia, Brazil and was claimed to have gone over 80mph across the finish line!

The SC8 luges are also beautiful, and their aerodynamics have been tested in a wind tunnel! It would seem that Stephane really did a good job designing the SC8 luge. I had a chance to ride one at Almabtrieb 2007 and I was able to keep up with Loic Zaccaro (a very fast rider!) all the way throughout the course. I probably reached the finish line about 2 seconds later than he did. Despite using crappy Krypto 85mm wheels, the luge was FAST.

So did the Bod Rodz luges undergo windtunnel testing too?? At speeds of over 80mph, aerodynamics become very important, so windtunnel testing must sorta be mandatory, otherwise someone could get seriously hurt. Right Bob? Read your safety talk about center of pressure (the flying arrow effect) on Dave Rogers' forum on NCDSA....
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Postby [ben] » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:36 pm

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How long does should a rear fairing be? I made one about the size of the SC8 luge for my Gumball Machine and it didn't seem to help at all on a 55mph run.
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Postby ChrisMcB » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:52 am

In a single word.. LONG.

I know that the Bods Rodz luge was pretty long, it wasn't legal back then, and it probably still isn't legal (even with the relaxed rules.
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Postby trikesrule » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:34 am

Is the long white one the thing they tried to go 100mph on? Ha if it is. I don't need a tunnel to know whats wrong with that aerodynamicly. Geez what a stuff up. Not going to go anywhere near the ton on that. Even a aero student could spot what they did incorrect. Perhaps this was a while back was it?....trikes
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