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[*] posted on 12-7-2017 at 04:38 AM
Holy Crap - Etape SR71


Someone in France looks like they are gearing up for a run at the buggy speed record.

The are building a long wheelbase low slung buggy called the Etape SR71. From the pictures some of the buggy highlights include:


  • Adjustable camber rear wheels
  • Front suspension(?)
  • Rear rollbar
  • Monococque fairing
  • 5 point seat harness
  • Oh.... and a drag chute to slow the buggy down at the end of a speed run. The chute is in the cylinder behind the head rest. Identified as such in the schematics that are posted among the 40+ other pictures recently posted. :o


Since I realize not everyone is on FB, here's a quick "contact sheet" of 3 interesting pics. Click on the image to open up a fullsize version in another tab/window.



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[*] posted on 12-7-2017 at 07:01 AM


definitely nailed the blackbird look
need to know what the "no step" is
good luck to whoever on this endever




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[*] posted on 12-7-2017 at 11:47 AM


Quote: Originally posted by abkayak  

need to know what the "no step" is


I believe that's some whimsical humor and that part isn't present when the buggy is in use.

The words "No Step" is stenciled onto certain part of aircraft wings which aren't meant to be used as a "wing walk". In their visual analogy, that area of the axle roughly corresponds to the wing area of an SR-71 (and the cambered wheels correspond to the angled rudders on the plane).



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[*] posted on 12-7-2017 at 12:48 PM


i liked the series of photos figuring out the roll bar and mod to lock the helmet in place

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[*] posted on 12-7-2017 at 02:10 PM


Quote: Originally posted by markite  
i liked the series of photos figuring out the roll bar and mod to lock the helmet in place


Hopefully, he (the person in the c0ckpit) gets a t-shirt. ;)

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[*] posted on 12-7-2017 at 04:36 PM


Quote: Originally posted by indigo_wolf  


The chute is in the cylinder behind the head rest.



Nonsense Sam! Anyone can see that the cylinder behind the head rest is a rocket engine. The NO STEP cylinder is its fuel tank. :evil:




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[*] posted on 12-7-2017 at 05:02 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
The NO STEP cylinder is its fuel tank. :evil:


..... or the beer cooler:lol:




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[*] posted on 12-7-2017 at 05:51 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  

Nonsense Sam! Anyone can see that the cylinder behind the head rest is a rocket engine.


Those with natural luxuriously long locks beware ! :evil:

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[*] posted on 12-7-2017 at 05:52 PM


Quote: Originally posted by markite  

..... or the beer cooler:lol:


Insulated growler, mayhap.

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[*] posted on 12-8-2017 at 04:42 AM


Man, That brake handle isn't in the most convenient place to reach in a hurry.



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[*] posted on 12-8-2017 at 02:17 PM


Those pictures of him upside down look scary as hell. Whats the surface he hopes to ride on ? I'm thinking if its sand, then that roll-bar will dig in an inch or two and not allow room for his head.
Looks great though! :D
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[*] posted on 12-8-2017 at 02:45 PM


maybe Les Hemmes? It's a French builder but I can't tell where he lives. Looking at his F.B page he also has this Mad Max rat rod buggy

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[*] posted on 12-8-2017 at 03:41 PM


I wonder if that is the same builder as the hubless steam punk kite buggy?



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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 07:01 AM


Quote: Originally posted by markite  
maybe Les Hemmes? It's a French builder but I can't tell where he lives. Looking at his F.B page he also has this Mad Max rat rod buggy


damn...that one has a keg...or brewery




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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 03:56 PM


Quote: Originally posted by abkayak  
Quote: Originally posted by markite  
maybe Les Hemmes? It's a French builder but I can't tell where he lives. Looking at his F.B page he also has this Mad Max rat rod buggy


damn...that one has a keg...or brewery


Oddly what I interpreted it as was a low speed drive system akin to a trolling motor.

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