Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

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Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

Postby tahustvedt » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:02 pm

Here's my DIY velomobile. Everything except bicycle specific components like gear shifter, shocks and chain are made using Aspire and my CNC router. It's going to replace my car for local trips and commuting in harsh weather. I use a regular bike when the weather is nice. Aspire has taken over almost all of my CAD work because it's so easy to use.

Windows are 1,8mm acrylic. The shell is made from pine plywood. The thickness varies from 3-18mm thick depending on how it's pocketed and doubled up. My Photobucket account has more pictures from the whole process.

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Re: Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

Postby tonydude » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:41 pm

That is a nice piece of work.

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Re: Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

Postby arthur ammons » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:49 pm

Cool! Do you have a video of it, so we can watch it action!
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Re: Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

Postby ozymax » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:32 am

Wow!!!
That is an extremely cool project to take on.
Thanks for sharing.
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Postby dldecker » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:10 am

how much does the whole thing weight?
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Postby mtylerfl » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:12 am

Wow!... and wow some more! What a super-fun and useful project that is! I'm still giddy from the coolness of that. Good candidate for some (light-weight) SteamPunk decor/paint, too!
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Re: Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

Postby sailfl » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:48 am

Very cool and well done. Thank you for sharing you work. Excellent work.

How long did it take you from concept to finish project?
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Re: Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

Postby LittleGreyMan » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:15 am

One single word: wow!
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Postby Ms Wolffie » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:14 am

I thought the landscape looked strange but familiar..........
You are in Norway :-)
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Re: Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

Postby mikeacg » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:15 pm

Incredible work! A video would be great! More details please!!!

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Re: Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

Postby scottp55 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:56 pm

NEAT!!! :D :D :D
Seat is not too slippery?
Absolutely fantastic project and completion!
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Re: Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

Postby BradyWatson » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:01 pm

Very nice! Beautiful craftsmanship.

Question: Does it have electric assist?

Thanks for posting!

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Postby scottart » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:30 am

What a great project, well done, thanks for sharing..
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Postby NSchlee » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:29 pm

Very Cool! Love the rear fender! :)

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Re: Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

Postby tahustvedt » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:15 am

Thanks. Here's a short clip of it on the road:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsYQUhE1tDI

A coupld of early videos from testing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEW3SPa0ekA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pCG1zIchTc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ0N6iZDzGQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1-NZjcu7h0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MUCnkNJZBM

It's really heavy. At least 65 kg, but the assist takes care of that. It has a 250 W nominal pedal assist motor (Bafang) so uphill travel is fast enough. It's pretty comfortable, with suspensoin on all wheels, and has room for a lot of stuff. The goal was to replace my car. I want t omake a new velomobile that's lighter, smaller and faster for fun.
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