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by John in CR
Feb 19 2020 3:16am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile

If you're hell bent on going fast with 200W Speed I already have way more than I use, so I have no intention of riding in a vertical lima bean with wheels. I want practical vehicles. I want 2 things, probably from 2 different velos: 1. A ride for the rain without getting wet. Because this would be ...
by Hillhater
Feb 19 2020 2:46am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile

If you want to learn how to make a super light, super strong, thin Carbon body shell for a Velo, Aircraft, or anything,.....watch a few of Mike Pateys videos.
https://youtu.be/pBGY57ILDlQ
But be warned.....he will wear you out with his energy and work rate !
by flat tire
Feb 19 2020 1:39am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile

... proposition to begin with) then buying something like a high racer recumbent will be much cheaper and easier than designing and building your own velomobile, which is a substantial undertaking your questions suggest you are entirely unprepared for. Keep in mind those speed records you're seeing ...
by SaladFish
Feb 19 2020 1:31am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile

Stitch and glue tortured plywood is the route I'd go with plywood. Too much flat surface on the sides in the OP's example. I'd get blown all over the road by wind and trucks. When I finally do a velo I'll do a flyweight construction along the lines used by geodesci airolite canoes. The GABoats.com ...
by John in CR
Feb 19 2020 1:18am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile

Stitch and glue tortured plywood is the route I'd go with plywood. Too much flat surface on the sides in the OP's example. I'd get blown all over the road by wind and trucks. When I finally do a velo I'll do a flyweight construction along the lines used by geodesci airolite canoes. The GABoats.com w...
by ZeroEm
Feb 18 2020 10:03am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile

Like the looks! Wood is great for the home Hobbyist and heavy. Like the idea of velomobile but it is hot most of the year so fully enclosed is not ideal. Would like to keep the rain off, some aerodynamics. Like the design, keep doing the good work.
by stan.distortion
Feb 18 2020 7:39am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile

Maybe take a look at early aircraft design, materials, etc. Wood is an amazing material with some properties that can't be beaten even with modern synthetics but it's not easy for hobbyists and small scale operations to get the best out of it, the same kind of design tools exist but they're mostly a...
by SaladFish
Feb 18 2020 5:19am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile

One route people go is a tadpole with a body over the top. The less worrk, the better the chance of completion. What's your background? Are you ready for serious fabrication? Yes I would be welding a tadpole frame then using CNC routing company to produce the plywood body panels that I would then a...
by Dauntless
Feb 17 2020 10:10pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile

One route people go is a tadpole with a body over the top. The less worrk, the better the chance of completion. What's your background? Are you ready for serious fabrication?
by SaladFish
Feb 17 2020 8:34pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Wondering about potential of plywood velomobile

I was reading tahustvedt's velomobile build thread and what I like about it was how the body was constructed from cnc routed plywood and other parts he assembled or made himself. Very impressive. https://i.imgur.com/HFb4HAi.jpg OJreLisEav0 ...
by AF7JA
Feb 09 2020 2:10pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Please review this before I place an order
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Please review this before I place an order

This is going to go an a Rotovello (a moderately heavy velomobile). I also have a 48V 30AH LiFePO4 battery that I will be using with it. My goal is not high speed, instead, I am looking for range and the ability to pull a trailer with solar panels. ...
by The Toecutter
Jan 18 2020 10:59pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor
Replies: 1534
Views: 211270

Re: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor

... to get to the shop early on a day off work to install the midsection piece and nose(the new body shell is split into 3 main sections, like the WAW velomobile). I don't have the tail done yet, but I can build that after I get the middle and front installed. After the initial installation, I will ...
by ZeroEm
Jan 18 2020 7:21pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor
Replies: 1534
Views: 211270

Re: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor

... derailleur. Have been searching for a set that would come close to what I want but no luck, Guess I will do what you did. It's been turned into a velomobile. I built a shell for it and have a more efficient one almost finished. Smooth as silk at 50+ mph downhill, and I don't even have a motor ...
by The Toecutter
Jan 18 2020 2:21pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor
Replies: 1534
Views: 211270

Re: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor

... Above 40-MPH, the aerodynamics will be a key issue. I would also recommend moped rims and tires at any speed over 40-MPH It's been turned into a velomobile. I built a shell for it and have a more efficient one almost finished. Smooth as silk at 50+ mph downhill, and I don't even have a motor ...
by The Toecutter
Jan 17 2020 10:35pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Car replacement E-bike that fits me
Replies: 45
Views: 5402

Re: Car replacement E-bike that fits me

... plus your pedaling could mean more than 50 mph on flat ground... as long as you're pedaling. Hell, maybe more than that if you had a Milan SL velomobile(can do 55 mph on 600W, so 750W plus human pedal input could probably mean 65+ mph with the right setup). I wouldn't worry too much about ...
by BalorNG
Dec 03 2019 4:53pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Series connecting dissimilar battery packs.
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

Re: Series connecting dissimilar battery packs.

I want to build a velomobile for long trips. Currently, I have 7s 80Ah 'main' battery and after a bit of a fiasco with a 200kv motor I'm contemplating a 130kv motor - but to reach desired RPM more voltage will be required. I contemplate ...
by amberwolf
Dec 02 2019 11:22pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Series connecting dissimilar battery packs.
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

Re: Series connecting dissimilar battery packs.

I want to build a velomobile for long trips. Currently, I have 7s 80Ah 'main' battery and after a bit of a fiasco with a 200kv motor I'm contemplating a 130kv motor - but to reach desired RPM more voltage will be required. I contemplate ...
by BalorNG
Dec 02 2019 7:04pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Series connecting dissimilar battery packs.
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

Series connecting dissimilar battery packs.

I want to build a velomobile for long trips. Currently, I have 7s 80Ah 'main' battery and after a bit of a fiasco with a 200kv motor I'm contemplating a 130kv motor - but to reach desired RPM more voltage will be required. I contemplate ...
by Cephalotus
Dec 01 2019 4:01am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 51063

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

Yepp, I have seen that solar velomobile before. An efficient velomobile needs around 200W for riding at 45km/h. Maybe 300W if you include the solar generator incl. mounting. A 500W solar generator is able to produce 2500Wh on a okayish ...
by solarEbike
Nov 30 2019 4:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 51063

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

... no battery? If I were the betting type (I'm not), I'd bet on whoever comes closest to matching your guidelines instead of mine. :D I assume that a velomobile with a ~500W solar generator will win the Suntrip 2020 I don't know if you were just speculating or you already know but it looks like there's ...
by Cephalotus
Nov 30 2019 8:55am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 342
Views: 51063

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

... low, especially with hub motors. most important: your bike must survive the trip or at least be easily repairable on the road. --- I assume that a velomobile with a ~500W solar generator will win the Suntrip 2020
by spinningmagnets
Nov 29 2019 9:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tesla S3X power consumption versus high power electric bike (estimates)... WTF
Replies: 27
Views: 2292

Re: Tesla S3X power consumption versus high power electric bike (estimates)... WTF

... and tail-sock. A low-recumbent is simply not safe on the same roads as cars, even with a visibility flag. You could also go for a full-bodied velomobile, that has openings on the bottom to allow your feet down at stops. A full-bodied velo may be problematic in cross-winds, so having an open ...
by BalorNG
Nov 28 2019 2:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tesla S3X power consumption versus high power electric bike (estimates)... WTF
Replies: 27
Views: 2292

Re: Tesla S3X power consumption versus high power electric bike (estimates)... WTF

... a force NOT to be underestimated. With good rolling resistance tires (forget moto tires!) RR can be significantly reduced, too. I am designing a e-velomobile with CdA of about 0.07 - so 2kwh battery should last me about 500 km with average speed of about 50kmh, and that is a relatively conservative ...
by BalorNG
Nov 10 2019 7:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: "Chain Puller" mid drive from industrial BLDC motor
Replies: 3
Views: 955

"Chain Puller" mid drive from industrial BLDC motor

The HPV to be 'electified' is a DIY velomobile intended for long distance travel. I want a relatively low-power (about 150watts) efficient mid-drive that will integrate into transmission exactly like e-assist of Tetz: http://www.recumbents.com/mars/tetz/E-Assist.htm ...
by ScooterMan101
Oct 15 2019 10:23pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Nucular electronics - complete kit for ev! [beta]
Replies: 1146
Views: 115176

Re: Nucular electronics - complete kit for ev! [beta]

... up , would it have a better business environment , lower shipping costs ? I am interested in the Business Climate for E-Bike/E-Motorcycle /E-Velomobile and Light Electric Vehicles in different parts of the world, as I see China loosing market share in these products in the future . ( Perhaps ...