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pedalcarpusher 08-12-2009 10:33 AM

Newbie here with Velomobile
 
I drive a Catrike 700 that was converted to a Coroplast Velomobile.
I've been tooling around with the idea of building a fiberglass fairing to replace the Coroplast one day. I was led here by a google search and found a great thread on the subject from last year by a CFU student. So here I am...

Thanks for having me.

Cheers,
Daniel

Daox 08-12-2009 10:43 AM

Welcome to the site. :)

SVOboy 08-12-2009 11:50 AM

Welcome to EcoModder :)

cfg83 08-12-2009 02:56 PM

pedalcarpusher -

Welcome to EM! Sounds like a nice ride. How about some pictures?

CarloSW2

The Toecutter 11-27-2018 01:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cfg83 (Post 121023)
pedalcarpusher -

Welcome to EM! Sounds like a nice ride. How about some pictures?

CarloSW2

Here's some videos of what I believe to be the topic poster's machine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVxxGeqvwNk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfI1ggXgPi4

euromodder 12-03-2018 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pedalcarpusher (Post 120990)
I've been tooling around with the idea of building a fiberglass fairing to replace the Coroplast one day.

It may improve the aerodynamics a bit, but you'll likely loose because of the weight issue.

You've got the worst aerodynamic issue sorted as-is.
Maybe a bit of tape here and there.
Covering the wheel wells might improve efficiency - see aerocivic.com for ideas on how to manage wheels prodding against (bungee spring-loaded) covers

The coroplast is cheap and easily replaceable as well.

NeilBlanchard 12-03-2018 12:28 PM

Good aero gains much more efficiency than the added weight loses. The best example of this is the enclosed motorcycle that used to be featured here on EcoModder.

https://ecomodder.com/blog/diy-aero-...cycle-214-mpg/

https://ecomodder.com/blog/wp-conten...da-v2-rear.jpg


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