Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I am boxing in the side frontal area to stiffen up the body

finished look of boxed in area

I didn't like the feel of the tiller steering that I had. I went back to under seat steering. It turn out that I have enough room for it and it feels much more stable on corners. You have a lot more leverage with under seat than you do with tiller steering.

Friday, August 17, 2012

I am making support rods out of coroplast. On the left is the material for the rod itself. On the right is the filler for the center

Front supports in place

Rear supports in place. The idea here is to get support all the way to the bottom of the side by attaching to the metal frame

Monday, August 13, 2012

the whole body tips up

body off showing all the inner work

front detail

Rear detail. Next I am going to start adding supports made of coroplast to make the body stiffer and solid feeling

inside view

i try to make all the zip ties invisible

blue panel complete

modelling turtle deck in cardboard

turtle deck done

the outside is all done

if you look close you will see a curved windshield

added side and top

tip up view

this shows how a person fits inside and pedals

next to my other velo

closeup of rear support

adding top tail piece

filling the gap

Sunday, August 12, 2012

completed frame (back view)

artists conception of open cockpit version

artist conception of closed cockpit version

extra support rods for the tail

here is the total frame. Everything else will be coroplast

PVC pipe is used to support the nose

the entire body will tip up to get in
using cardboard for a visual picture

Here is a shot next to my other velomobile