Entry/exit cutlines and mechanism

People have been asking how getting in/out of the Streetliner is going to work, so I’ve rendered what that might look like. In concept, the canopy (when attached) will hinge along the right-hand side of the vehicle, and a car-style door will open on the left-hand side of the vehicle. (I’ve also added a lip to the wheel pants to kick the wind off the surface of the wheel just a bit. I really like the look of this detail as well.)


3 thoughts on “Entry/exit cutlines and mechanism”

  1. I really like how well you are thinking the different aspects of this build through at the design stage, really good strategy.

    But i can’t help but wonder.. What about the drivers head? Aren’t you afraid the the buttom edge of the canopy would strike the drivers head when hinging in and out?

    Wouldn’t a forward/rearward hinging or sliding canopy be a better solution?

  2. There are a lot of small aircraft that use a side-hinge canopy with no trouble. A sliding canopy is a lot more difficult to fabricate. What’s difficult to appreciate from these renderings is how high that hinge line really is and how much room there is under the canopy. Sure, I’ll likely need to be careful closing the lid, but the canopy is also pretty wide, so it shouldn’t be an issue.

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