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Topic: cuckoo tail fairing
Posted By: M.Burrows
Subject: cuckoo tail fairing
Date Posted: 17 July 2011 at 7:13pm
On behalf of Dave Tigwell

Cuckoo tail fairing.

Surplus to requirements

Carbon over polystyrene
Weighs 3kgs but could be hollowed out more.

Fits over Raaa hard seat,could be altered to fit other seats.

Increases your speed by 3.5% minimum.

£75.  can be taken to races for viewing

Contact Dave on
01736 794019
 



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Posted By: Paul Goodwin
Date Posted: 27 July 2011 at 10:47am
I don't suppose anybody happens to have a picture of the fairing at all do they?


Posted By: bazz
Date Posted: 27 July 2011 at 1:02pm
There is a picture here in (Clive Tasker's?) albums:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anglepoise/5628523736/in/set-72157626522696186 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/anglepoise/5628523736/in/set-72157626522696186
 
Also some good shots in the Laid Back Cyclist #103 or 4?
 
Take care,
Barry ;-)


Posted By: GeoffBird
Date Posted: 27 July 2011 at 1:33pm
Not sure that's the one he's selling Barry - too many 'a's.

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Posted By: Paul Goodwin
Date Posted: 27 July 2011 at 1:36pm
Thanks Bazz, I'll have to see if I can arrange a test fitting at Scunthorpe.

I don't suppose anybody knows if Mr Tigwell is attending at Lancaster / Preston do they? I'd rather talk in person than on the phone, poor hearing and the inability to lipread makes it all a bit of a mission.


Posted By: Paul Goodwin
Date Posted: 27 July 2011 at 2:08pm
http://www.onwebnow.co.uk/hpvfun/images/img_events/lancaster_2006_large/pre_races_13_large.jpg

Perhaps this fairing then? I'll double check with Dave when I next see him then.


Posted By: GeoffBird
Date Posted: 27 July 2011 at 2:19pm
Not enough 'a's Wink. This is the Cuckoo Raaa, but I can't recall seeing it with a tail-fairing, so you could be right Paul and the ad above is a typo? Confused



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Posted By: Adrian Setter
Date Posted: 27 July 2011 at 2:52pm
The Raaa (lowracer as pictured by Geoff) has appeared a few times with a tail fairing.  I suspect Tiggers has been having too much fun racing the likes of NeilF bare-naked to be wanting to continue using it.

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Posted By: Paul Goodwin
Date Posted: 27 July 2011 at 3:07pm
Hmm, a mystery to be cleared up this weekend then. Either way if the fairing won't work with the Rapto then it's a no go. I imagine I should be able to modify it though.


Posted By: bazz
Date Posted: 28 July 2011 at 12:29pm
I think you will find that Dave is selling the Silver Tail Fairing as shown in the picture I linked to.
 
I think he likes the Naked feeling that Adrian mentioned, even though the fairing gave an extra 3.5%  increase in speed, I guess it also increases the hassle factor travelling by train too; unless you have a third party to deliver the fairing to the races.
 
Take care,
Barry ;-) 


Posted By: GeoffBird
Date Posted: 28 July 2011 at 1:20pm
So is it a Raaa naked and a Raaaa with a tail-fairing? Confused I think we should be told Wink

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Right Time - Right Place - Wrong Speed


Posted By: bazz
Date Posted: 28 July 2011 at 7:58pm
How Do Geoff,
 
I Recall a comment made in whichever magazine it was in; in one of the race reports? "the fairing has to be that long to get all the a's on it" LOL the bike has three a's and the fairing has fwor a's. I think the extra a on the fairing was for the extra Raaa factor.
 
Take care,
Barry ;-)


Posted By: Yowie
Date Posted: 28 July 2011 at 10:49pm
Barry is absolutely right.  Raaa is unfaired, and becomes Raaaa with the silver tail fairing.  The fairing will be attending Lancaster and Presto, as will Dave himself although they will not be racing together.


Posted By: GeoffBird
Date Posted: 28 July 2011 at 10:56pm
Yowie wrote: "The fairing will be attending Lancaster and Presto, as will Dave himself although they will not be racing together."

So, the fairing will be racing on its own, Howard?? Extra Raaa factor??? This is no physics I'm familiar with. I'm getting more and more confused.....Wacko


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Right Time - Right Place - Wrong Speed


Posted By: Paul Goodwin
Date Posted: 29 July 2011 at 9:14am
Clearly this is no ordinary fairing, perhaps if I can harness this self racing abiliity then I'll be finishing in a slightly less bedraggled manner!

Thanks for the update Yowie, investigations shall be made!


Posted By: bazz
Date Posted: 29 July 2011 at 9:42am
Originally posted by GeoffBird GeoffBird wrote:

So, the fairing will be racing on its own, Howard?? Extra Raaa factor??? This is no physics I'm familiar with. I'm getting more and more confused.....Wacko
 
And you being an Engineer and all! surly you must have felt the "Raaaa" factor when overtaking cars and DF's at laid back warp speed. "Raaaa"!Big smile


Posted By: GeoffBird
Date Posted: 29 July 2011 at 11:31am
This Raaa factor obviously deserves further investigation Smile


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Right Time - Right Place - Wrong Speed



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