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AeroCap Helps 2008 Dodge Dakota Save Gas (Sunday, September 13, 2009) – On the return trip from
Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday, September 13, 2009, with the help of the AeroCap, even as a still
in work project, I was able to get a fuel consumption better than the 9.8 Litres per 100 Km Highway
rating on a 380 Km leg from Windsor, Ontario, to Toronto Ontario along the Highway 401 East.
After fueling at the Sunoco at the east end of town heading out to the 401 from the Ambassador Bridge Crossing, I picked up my speed to a 100 KPH (100 kilometers or kms, per hour [about 62 mph]) target speed and set the cruise control.
AeroCap Passes Border Inspection! - Friday, September 11, 2009
The Most interesting thing happened on my way to Detroit to attend an International Training event
for a new Business I am beginning in Telecommunications.
Maybe it was the Date, September 11th, that had the Customs and Border Guards on the Detroit side of the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel entrance on edge. Maybe it was the unusual look of the 'Incongnito' AeroCap Project on my 2008 Dodge Dakota Pickup that caused the Border Guard to be a bit suspicious!
Gas Mileage Update - Sunday, August 30, 2009
Gas Mileage Figures from July 16th, 2009 to August 5th, 2009 on The Dodge Dakota with Aerocap
(Mostly) on and one trip with it off.
The image shows the Average Fuel Efficency per Tank of Gas at refueling time. This includes any and all construction events over a course of 300 - over 600 Kms per tank, and of course hills, dips, trucks (Semi's), and other traffic issues. Also things like - stops for eating, detouring to a Berry Farm for Blueberries, and overnight sleeps, etc.
AeroCap Travels to Oshkosh, Wisconsin (Incognito) & Gets over 30 Mpg!
- Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Because of the Delays in working on the Extruded Polystyrene foam, the sun bakes it and it
starts to powder - so I covered it so as to last the time in the sun and make the trip to Oshkosh
Wisonsin - about 1,000+ kms each way. I used a Green Tarp, and we simply taped it over the pink
foam with Packing Tape.!
Preliminary figures suggest good performance even with the un-even covering of the tarp over the foam! This first image of the Scangauge - taken while Driving shows 85 kph (about 52 mph) with the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor, as I understand it) showing just 17 - or very light on the throttle, delivering 7.2 Litres per 100 Kms fuel efficiency! That is like a little to mid-sized car - driven well! This is about 31.8 - 32 Mpg!