Dienstag, 7. November 2017

Velocar Number 3

Although there's still something to do on Number2, 
I have completed the wheels for the next project.
I changed the wheel size again, back to 24 inch,
as on velocar No.1
This time all wheels will be one side attached, for easier tire/tube changing.
Because the rear wheels are now at the very sides of the vehicle, there's also more space in the back of the car.
The cargo trunk behind the drivers will be 75cm wide at the floorboard, 90cm at the uppermost edge, 40cm deep and 100cm long (less with a shorter rear end) .
Here are some crude renderings, just serving rather as help for imagination, than as accurate drawings.

I will build the swingarms for suspension within the next weeks.
Stay tuned!


  1. My suggestions (having watched the videos from a few articles ago) would be:
    1. Change the steering system so it can turn using less space.
    2. Add (if you don't already have) a gearbox system to be able to change speeds up to comfortably pedaling at 130 km/h (80 mph), or at least 80 km/h (50 mph). Unlikely to become popular if it doesn't have that.
    3. Add some plastic glass in the front, and the option for a waterproof roof, for when it rains.
    4. Doors, since there's a roof now.
    4. Paint it so it looks like a normal car. The more normal looking, the better.

    I'm really looking forward to updates to it. Good luck!

  2. 1. Turning circle is rather small for a given wheelbase of 2m, around 7m.
    2. It's a cargo bike, so gearing is optimized for carrying big loads, not top speed. 40km/h is already possible with booth riders peddling eagerly ;)
    Even E-assist allows just 25km/h top speed, otherwise it becomes illegal.
    3. Windscreen and roof are already planned. (no big deal)
    4. Doors are already there, look close in the videos!