New aerial type?

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  1. winston1

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    Whatever. When counting aerial elements the standard practice is to consider the dipole as ONE of the elements.
     
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    Certainly not as reputable as for instance Volvo.
     
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    Is it ? Proof required please.
     
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    Whilst the centre of the fold is electrically joined or continuous, there will be a null in voltage at that point from an RF point of view - so it would be fair to consider it in two halves at that point - a dipole. Have you something different in mind?
     
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    While you're at the order stage for the Fiesta 1.3 would you request a 1.234L (or whatever the actual engine size is [I haven't looked this up])?
    No of course you wouldn't as that would be silly, just as silly as asking for a 12 element aerial when the manufacturer calls it a 48 element.
     
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    Volvo - bought from Ford in 2010, now owned by the Chinese Geely Group of companies - proud makers of Proton! :ROFLMAO:
     
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    A Fiesta 1.3 is a model number not a description whereas 48 element aerial is a misdescription.
     
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    Now you are making up new rules as you go along.

    Fiesta 1.3 is a model description to differentiate it from the Fiesta 1.6 version despite both being factually incorrect.
    48 elements is a model description to differentiate it from the 30 element version despite both being factually incorrect.

    I don't see how even you can use different rules for those examples.
     
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    No it is a lie because big numbers sound better to the punters.
     
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    The same thing applies to the 1.3, 1.6 etc, such engines are usually smaller than the model number. The number is still incorrect, do you intend to challenge the manufacturers?
     
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    The irony is in #35 my initial draft was going to be: "WTF? you think the Chinese are reputable?" but very annoyingly I managed to remove it while editing an insult.
     
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    Do bigger numbers sound better when prefixed with £
     
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    Doesn't 1.3 indicate that the volume of the cylinders is 1.3 litres ?
     
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    Supposedly!
    Unless you are BMW, who's naming convention is based on 'virtual displacement' and kW outputs :confused:
    I.e. an M240i produces 250kW from its 3.0L engine so has a virtual displacement of 4.0L!
    ...but it does mean PHEV's can still fit into their line up i.e. BMW 745e again has a 3.0L engine.
     
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    Is "virtual displacement" the same as the swept volume (*) and virtually nothing to do with the actual volume of the cylinders.

    (*) piston travel times cross section area of cylinder
     
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