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Old 08-12-2009, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up 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...

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Old 08-12-2009, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM! Sounds like a nice ride. How about some pictures?

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

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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.
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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.

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