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carolina Posted - 05/15/2014 : 12:24:23
How l started. My airplane molds (BD-5) l own are used for cf velomobile unibody shell. Ideas/conversations are welcome: march-7-2015 [This past may has been 2 years].

My molds favor this shape /a pic from google:

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Rear cowling will look like this photo below, my velo at rear is 5" wider: plus i have a rear bulkhead like the WAW velomobile.

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carolina Posted - 11/15/2017 : 17:25:35
Now i have it going on in true fashion up front on the macpherson strut and mag wheel. Magnet on inside front spoke of mag wheel. Lil polarized red light thing from bafang with two plastic ties mounts great on front strut (right side). USA invented macpherson strut from Chevrolet engineer /dr. Macpherson 1955 or so.

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carolina Posted - 11/14/2017 : 15:32:04
Oops! Dont like this one either. No work’ee, the double linear motion got me. Gonna move to front macpherson strut. Oh well, build and learn amature.

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After my duh moment of speed sensor location,,, l like my new mount i made & it’s adjustable.

REAR BAFANG SPEED SENSOR:
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carolina Posted - 11/05/2017 : 19:02:08
Will i ever finish the windows and rear cowling?? Lol. Goes on & on.

Have bubble wrap on it. Velo with be wrapped at king sign company, it will be two tone yellow over black with some graphics.

Finally down to wet sanding grey duratec lightly to ready for clear duratec final coat in spray booth by a pro. Then some polishing and release agents application for mold.

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carolina Posted - 11/04/2017 : 21:54:49
Wow, front saddle really tick, way many layers. Just fell off when i touched it with knife. Tick, really thick.

Custom belly lift saddles for velomobile. That’s beautiful like furniture lol, trim, sand, install felt.
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carolina Posted - 11/04/2017 : 15:59:43
Just ongoing velomobile lift iam trying to perfect. Jack up a loaded velomobile with your foot and let it back down with other pedal.

Rear saddle turned out great, just add some felt. Finish front saddle tomorrow.

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Older style lift (older photo), l keep mod’ing it,, ready for more mods over next couple weeks. Lay under velo with pad and pillow and adjust 6 tie-rods for hour and other stuff: my 4 wheeler up in the air, it has took me away from 3 wheelers. Best money l have spent in years (the quattrovelo rear-end) to learn about what ls handed down from the euro leaders.

FOLDS UP TO THE WALL 20” X 50”.
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Put in hot water heater today for dad,wwll vet of philippine islands. Now abc store for cherry vodka (kay) and some jackblack.


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carolina Posted - 11/03/2017 : 19:13:10
2 saddles made today for my velomobiel lift.

Much fg,cf,soric honeycomb, glass mat, polyester.

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Below you see soric honeycomb. White does not accept resin, the clear honeycomb shape does. Under ten dollars per yard, great around shop

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Speedbiker Posted - 11/02/2017 : 22:41:09
You're in the home stretch. Keep after it!
carolina Posted - 11/01/2017 : 18:12:15
Amature body bondo builder like me can draw sections and buy a profile guage from ebay for shape. It helps much on the plug being made.

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I wanted wide rear cowling, thinkin about L & R under skin carry compartments mounted in rear cowling for light stuff. Worked on this plug forever.

KEEP ROLLING ON GREY DURATEC TO READY FOR SANDING.
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carolina Posted - 10/20/2017 : 22:24:03
Rubber perimeter molding around longerons areas came in, l love it!

Aircraftspruce.com

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My friend ray and l have paid some learning curve BAFANG dues for many months. Its paid off now, i turn the wrenches and order stuff and ray does all the wires and laptop work. I sent to vegas to have soft-start firmware installed @ lectric-cycles/the erad people.

I tried to talk customer out of a bafang, glad i lost because l like the bafang alot and have learned much. The bafang is a rewarding option. It has its uses and will be needed over next 30 years of infrastructure in usa of bikeways for the masses.

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carolina Posted - 10/11/2017 : 11:38:22
Still on rear plug (the rear cowling over rear tire behind bulkhead), big project for two piece mold. Worked on belly of plug forever.

1) bondo
2) 2 kinds of duratec
3) wood structure inside
4) fg , soric, and epoxy filler
5) used 2 pieces of an old rear cowling to make new plug
6) plug=2 part mold=carbon part.


Have some good tools and techniques out in the driveway now and tomorrow some great weather coming for 8 or more days.

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carolina Posted - 10/05/2017 : 22:22:14
Intermission:

https://youtu.be/ETkzK9pXMio

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carolina Posted - 10/05/2017 : 20:12:18
Also had to correct part of the unibody mold at rear:

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carolina Posted - 10/05/2017 : 20:08:52
Forever on the rear cowling plug,, at least l have the belly of it finish. Its been a huge chore.

PLUG = MOLD = PART

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carolina Posted - 09/27/2017 : 16:31:26
Thanks Grant! Now I'll come over there and hassle ya:)

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Grant-53 Posted - 09/27/2017 : 16:18:23
I started a thread under Electric Velomobiles as requested. I don't sit up nights thinking of ways to be hard to get along with...it's just a gift. Sorry we couldn't make a trip to NC, the old van protested too much.
carolina Posted - 09/27/2017 : 12:33:31
Grant, erase your post off my thread. If you want to talk about your politics start another thread.

I work to keep this thread up for people who want to watch a build. Start your own thread, i will be glad to come there.

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Grant-53 Posted - 09/27/2017 : 10:21:49
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purplepeopledesign Posted - 09/27/2017 : 01:29:10
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Grant-53 Posted - 09/26/2017 : 22:08:56
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carolina Posted - 09/25/2017 : 21:31:12
Motor came back from vegas this afternoon with new lil display unit, that was all that was wrong. And a setting that only can be done by them i opted for: "soft start".

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Bafangs R here to stay for the masses and these vehicles.
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carolina Posted - 08/26/2017 : 09:51:54
Working on inside of plug for strength, then flip and bondo.

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Iphone lens choice has no justice , my very first lens was best.

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carolina Posted - 08/19/2017 : 19:41:45
My Velomobiel is 8&1/2 feet 106", dfxl is 103.5". DF is 102".

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carolina Posted - 08/12/2017 : 09:00:27
Starting rear cowling plug:

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Old cowling cut in half to mount on wood, then bondo in filler areas:

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carolina Posted - 08/06/2017 : 09:59:11
Seat did turn out great, right flex and weighs nothing, twin layers of 11 ounce twill with compositeenvisions.com epoxy,, medium hardner.

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carolina Posted - 08/05/2017 : 13:27:50
Just finished my first seat with this new mold. Bout 45 mins. I will razor cut perimeter later tonight at the perfect cure time. Carbon sands like a dream. Lol, l worked on this plug and mold forever.

Just trimmed scrap cf excess off (8 feet) now, the epoxy was perfect, cut like butter: see the hook blade l use. I waited bout 4 hours for the medium hardner/this is epoxy, not poly or vinylester from compositeenvisions.com

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Saves a bad mess Monday morning after full cure. Just wet sand perimeter after full cure. Same with most all molds.

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I am using quest seat but this new seat is stretched for two wheeler and my mule 4 wheeler shop velo. I actually rode the plug before l pulled a mold from it.

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