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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 07/06/2017 :  18:38:29  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Working on upper, and seat plug!

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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 07/17/2017 :  18:02:39  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
New rear end on shop mule: NOT A THREE WHEELER ANYMORE.

https://youtu.be/L6KQLFE7mps

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Seat mold turned out good!

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Working on canopy for a while:

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Edited by - carolina on 07/18/2017 11:14:23
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 07/19/2017 :  15:02:53  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Watching paint dry and resting:

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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 07/20/2017 :  12:05:56  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Went together quick painted, new nuts & bolds on unit. Watching epoxy dry for vertical rear seat mount, chain wheel, grocery hooks, etc.. May build a pick-up truck bed on back.

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warren
human power expert

USA
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Posted - 07/20/2017 :  17:28:22  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks heavy duty! Where are you putting the e-drive?
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Grant-53
recumbent guru

USA
526 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2017 :  07:54:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking great! Given our current state of DMV classes here in NY I could readily build a four wheel electric velomobile and call it a limited use vehicle (top speed 40 mph). Potentially a 500 mpge electric hybrid with a good aero package.

Edited by - Grant-53 on 07/23/2017 14:11:59
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
517 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2017 :  05:31:55  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This 4 wheeler has pinion up front zoom in. This is just the shop mule that l cut and weld and make changes and learn different stuff.
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The bafang is on this one below: bafang's go on boom or rear wheel, check out YouTube if someone is interested. Bafang is interesting in velomobile below for running round town.

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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 07/22/2017 :  19:38:02  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I could say l never need a trike again ever. Been riding today for first time, 7 day build. Two of those on composite piece behind seat. This is money well spent and a great design from the netherlands.

This will be a great unit in my cf velomobiel photo post above.

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Edited by - carolina on 07/22/2017 19:39:43
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 07/28/2017 :  18:54:24  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mods to rear frame:

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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
517 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2017 :  13:27:50  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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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Edited by - carolina on 08/12/2017 09:01:07
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 08/06/2017 :  09:59:11  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 08/12/2017 :  09:00:27  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 08/19/2017 :  19:41:45  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My Velomobiel is 8&1/2 feet 106", dfxl is 103.5". DF is 102".

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Edited by - carolina on 08/19/2017 19:43:56
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
517 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2017 :  09:51:54  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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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Edited by - carolina on 08/26/2017 09:54:28
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
517 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2017 :  21:31:12  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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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Edited by - carolina on 09/25/2017 21:33:44
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Grant-53
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 09/26/2017 :  22:08:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Removed per request.

Edited by - Grant-53 on 09/27/2017 15:33:23
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purplepeopledesign
recumbent guru

Canada
673 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2017 :  01:29:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Removed because quoted post also removed.

Edited by - purplepeopledesign on 09/28/2017 09:58:41
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Grant-53
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 09/27/2017 :  10:21:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
517 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2017 :  12:33:31  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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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Edited by - carolina on 09/27/2017 12:50:01
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Grant-53
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 09/27/2017 :  16:18:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
517 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2017 :  16:31:26  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Grant! Now I'll come over there and hassle ya:)

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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
517 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2017 :  20:08:52  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 10/05/2017 :  20:12:18  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Also had to correct part of the unibody mold at rear:

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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
517 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2017 :  22:22:14  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Intermission:

https://youtu.be/ETkzK9pXMio

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Edited by - carolina on 10/05/2017 22:25:16
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
517 Posts

Posted - 10/11/2017 :  11:38:22  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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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Edited by - carolina on 10/16/2017 17:48:05
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