Monday, 8 August 2011

A velomobile or bicycle car is a human-powered vehicle, enclosed for aerodynamic advantage and protection from weather and collisions.[1] They are virtually always single-passenger vehicles. They are derived from recumbent bicycles and tricycles, with the addition of a full fairing (aerodynamic shell). There are few manufacturers of velomobiles; some are homebuilt. Some models have the operator's head exposed; this has the advantage of giving the operator unobstructed vision, hearing, and some cooling, with the disadvantage of being more exposed to weather and less aerodynamic. Similar vehicles that are not human-powered are instead called microcars.

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Rethinking Transportation

In the U.S., cars have dominated our transportation system so thoroughly that it's become hard to imagine vehicle choices and infrastructure options that would free us from dependence on automobiles.
Now, facing traffic congestion, oil shortages, limited parking, air pollution, and an epidemic of obesity and diabetes, we need to open our minds and roads to more efficient, healthier options.
Velomobiles are just one of many lower-impact alternatives.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Prices Waw

Prices only valid in Belgium, inclusive VAT
5.200,00 €

Standard Waw without components
Nose closed at upper side, opening in bottom
Closed tail
Hood with visor
Materials (and weight) depending of availability on the market, but always at least 40%Aramid and max 10% Glass fibre. Always epoxy matrix and a suitable coating
With hard to find components delivered,; steer, suspension struts, ...
Standard light version

Luftmofa Trike

Look at this, yes flying Trike ;-)

From Germany comes this sleek single-place PPG Trike. It features a 627cc 4-stroke motor that powers a three bladed 138cm GFK propeller, a 20 liter tank and electric start. The tank alone puts it just over being 103 legal, and I bet the weight is close as well. Get that Sport Pilot License!

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Is it a bird, is it a plane...?

No, it’s a Velomobile!
for car nuts, a walk through the downtown of most major cities is the next best thing to an auto show: it's not unusual to see a twin turbo Supra or a Ferrari, maybe even the odd Lamborghini driving past. But rarely do you see something that looks like an oversized Twinkie pass by silently.
Luckily Michal Kapral, the owner of this Twinkie (also known by its proper name, Velomobile), stopped riding for a few minutes to talk with MSN Autos about his new ride.
What is it? Is it a car, a bike, a hybrid? How is it powered?
Velomobile- Click to see the complete gallery (photo: Isaac Adams-Hands)
Most people think my Velomobile is some sort of small car with a small electric engine or a solar-powered vehicle, but it's not. The Velomobile that I own is an enclosed recumbent bicycle; it has full suspension which gives you a comfortable ride much like your everyday vehicle.
This Velomobile is entirely driver-powered; you can get a small electric motor to assist you on heavy hills, but you need to plug that in every night to recharge the battery. Thankfully I'm in pretty good shape so I don't need one [Laugh].
Look 2 Gallery :

Click to see the complete Velomobile gallery

Friday, 18 July 2008

Velomobile Design Seminars

The series of Velomobile Design Seminars started in Copenhagen 1993. Through 15 years the seminars have been an important inspiration to the development of velomobiles for practical transport and sport.Next seminar takes place in Copenhagen October 16.-17., 2009.If you want to contribute with a paper, please send an abstract (max. 500 words) before October 31st 2008 with an E-mail to: designseminar@liggecykelforeningen.dkThe design seminars discuss many subjects, such as social acceptance of velomobiles, solutions for infrastructure, technical and industrial innovations, safety and comfort, design and styling etc.

Thursday, 17 July 2008

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