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 Posted: Sat Oct 13th, 2018 05:32 pm
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stevebroad
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Hi Kev. Screen isn't foldable. If it was we wouldn't be having this conversation :-)

What the hell was the author of the manual thinking about when they wrote 'Adequate view' ?

Steve

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Hi Steve.
If the screen is foldable. Like say an older Land Rover. Then you wouldn’t need wipers. Rainex would not be acceptable. As it’s not a means of giving a view. However folding the screen down is.

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I am building a road legal drag/sprint/hillclimb car. On Looking at ways to keep the weight to a minimum I discovered that I could fit a direct windscreen wiper motor and fit just one wiper.

My next thought was can I get away with no wipers? I say this because of

"Section 3.4 Windscreen wipers

You don't need to inspect windscreen wipers on vehicles with:

Some other means of giving the driver an adequate view through the windscreen to the front, left and right."

What does adequate view mean? For example, would the use of Rain-X be adequate?

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