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carolina
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Posted - 12/14/2018 :  21:19:58  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tv show filmed hour & 1/2 today inside. Rained! Be back next week for second part with couple go-pros on velomobiel when sun comes out.


Working on belly, i want it smooth:




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Posted - 12/31/2018 :  10:35:37  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Plug under construction for top that will be removable. Bolted down with eleven 4mm bolts into rivnuts inserted into frame base of the upper top. Upper top also has big inspection door above pedals.

This is mold that made the light carbon base frame:



This photo below is fitting the upper base frame to the top rim of unibody. Bout 9 hours. U see rivnut, the kit is $34 on ebay. 的nstant nut squeezed into the carbon bodies where you need them with squeeze tool that comes in kit.


Nine rivnuts hold top on. Easy off. Rides on twelve rubber dics installed w/pliobond.
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carolina
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Posted - 01/07/2019 :  15:40:17  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The yellow velomobiel story will air Tuesday 8 jan 2019 on WRAL channel 5 in raleigh nc. Short segment at 5:55 pm.

Wral.com (Take a link from WRAL痴 website on air date)

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Posted - 01/08/2019 :  17:42:04  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
8 January 2019

TV coverage:

https://youtu.be/DYXaFH1VZuo
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carolina
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  15:30:33  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Still doing boring body work.

18 jan 2019
Prepped mold for few days, speed buffing. Then mask, then wax, then spray pva over wax. 2 layers of carbon with polyester resin, pop it out tonight. Put my formica table top back on mold for my roller table. Double duty. This lil' black part will be for plug. The top of velomobiel plug/mold.


2 carbon parts: this one and post above makes base for plug. 2 more carbon parts sit on these two. These 4 pieces make plug for mold.



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Posted - 01/19/2019 :  14:54:05  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Two very thick carbon soric custom molded belly saddles. Quick little stand for sanding.


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carolina
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Posted - 01/19/2019 :  14:56:05  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
PAINT IT RED: if u guys wanta see inside photos and videos of the largest velomobiel factory on earth ,,,,, go to Facebook & look for velomobiel.ro



Wet sand sides one last time and the rollover.
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Posted - 01/20/2019 :  20:49:20  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Previous post , remember the rear-end of this 4 wheeler velomobiel.



I will try to make the hilgo 10 speed floor shifter work smooth and no rear derailleur. Its my experiment. Hope it works & it has twin cable Rohloff twist grip. Positive pull both ways.



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Posted - 01/24/2019 :  21:25:50  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
3 piece base to finish top plug is 1 now. Two top pieces to this perimeter base will become whole top & 5 pieces will make one plug.

Base completed now. Doing some cosmetics at line of upper to lower velo.
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  18:18:30  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Best photo of 2019:

72hours day and night. It now has it痴 base (the blk top). Will make a great plug.


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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  21:31:11  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Df hood is bothering me like that topless dancer :)




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Posted - 01/30/2019 :  05:02:45  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My lower is lil wider than df-xl top. Iam building a wood bridge around whole perimeter with fiberglass on top. Then shoot spray foam over fglass and sand to shape like the WAW top. The bondo over foam and complete the upper plug. The finished mold pulled from this plug will be 3 piece mold.

Very exciting upper mold build. Tops can be made in few hours of carbon.


Filled the perimeter trough with fiberglass 39 oz.:


1-feb: update, sanding around this perimeter.
Shot foam, sand tomorrow. The plug still fits lower unibody after all the structure.


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Posted - 02/02/2019 :  13:29:10  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
7 feb 2019. Sorry still sanding.


Amateur retired building going on here:

Inch marks and a vintage ship builders divider (ebay) along with profile guage (ebay) will leed you to alot of bondo sanding & someday a plug ready for duratec.



Starting work both sides at rear 2 feet. This foam sands great. Cover foam with some fglass then 1/4 of bondo.

The ebay red and black 6 profile gage matches both sides in bondo and is the only way i know:


With shipwrights divider, profile guage, and seemstress tape measure i can make it around the whole perimeter. Gonna build a rain gutter in top under leading edge of hood. Hood will be here in 30 or 40 days.

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carolina
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  23:05:44  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Back half finished, front half raised inch plus at knees and pedals and still drains forward.

I filled with 4 pieces of divinycell foam and epoxy micro for strength. Cover with bondo and shape. (This is a heavy plug, not a mold and not a useable part.)







Df and df-xl. Df had some toe clearance problems for some people. This is xl top raised inch plus. I have same as inside of romain痴 milan.


Still lots of work with bondo.

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carolina
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  16:24:41  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
THIS IS A PLUG, NOT A PART:

This took me bout 6 hours yesterday and today for this front half bondo line. Cameras terrible but zoom in. It痴 all good.



With a divider and templates.
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Posted - 02/14/2019 :  13:28:54  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Plug work , building in rain gutter under front leading edge of hood (hood in pic above post). Runs out left and right.

Rain gutter ready for wet sanding few hours: primer, kombi putty.




Plug=mold=carbon part
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Edited by - carolina on 02/17/2019 19:15:08
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carolina
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Posted - 02/19/2019 :  15:00:39  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rear black piece is plug for screw on rear cowling. Fitted to front part.



Nice joint jam of the two parts (rear cowling & top) with rain gutter under center joining line roll-over.


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carolina
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Posted - 02/20/2019 :  14:52:32  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool stuff nowdays from Godaddy: yay! RUN WITH IPHONE ONLY.

No pc, no Wordpress, no wifi, anymore . Change photos by yourself and type in current building reports. Share chemical release ideas, primer, carbon, epoxies, techniques, etc..

Mine was $100 per year. I use this for email too, that was extra $29 per year and includes free Microsoft stuff. Good for non-geeks like me and Godaddy痴 open 24/7 for my navigation answers.

https://velosrus.godaddysites.com/


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Posted - 02/21/2019 :  19:42:54  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Working on plug now for the rear cowling. Waw type, removable & light. Bottom is same as yellow velomobiel, upper top & roll-over will become one with lower cowling.

Much more bondo and sanding on plug. The mold will be 3 part mold, iam just changing the one mold piece upper. So I will really have a mold/tool that will make 2 different cowlings.

Many hours below fitting this cowling plug to unibody rear






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Plug=mold=part. (These molds make 3 or 4 wheeler).

The rear cowling plug construction is taking longer. But all foundation hard points are complete, just more bondo, foam, fg cloth, epoxy.
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carolina
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Posted - 03/01/2019 :  21:22:28  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice few hours. Solid as a rock back there. Velomobile internal pieces go in with same black adhesive that hold windshield in your car.

10 holes cleico弾d, now insert 10 rivnuts/4mm. Button head allen screws. Also , 2 carbon bid goes inside to lock in rear wheel well.



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carolina
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Posted - 03/02/2019 :  16:04:50  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Belly service door for six toe-rods & steering:



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carolina
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Posted - 03/05/2019 :  11:12:43  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful orange tooling gelcoat mold, thick and heavy. The blk plug is in photo above post on back of rear wheel wells.

Also sitting beside again is the rear 10 sp floor mounted shifter for rear of 4 wheeler velomobiel.


Just trim later.


I have the belly service door. Good for adjustments of 6 tie-rods.


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Garrie L Hill
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Posted - 03/05/2019 :  19:45:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So, when I saw this view, something kept nagging me. A sense of d駛a vue.........




Tonight, it finally bubbled up from my subconscious.



Na na Na na Na na Na na Na na......... BATMAN!!!!



Even has the front air intake ;-)



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for pics of some of my time and money sucking projects
http://s58.photobucket.com/albums/g277/cfbb/
and videos
http://vimeo.com/5513519


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carolina
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Posted - 03/08/2019 :  12:59:35  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hehehehe, yea Garrie!

But will turn into a pile of foam and bondo back there. Frt top cover plug is about 25 pounds now. I put top plug and rear cowling plug to the side now for a minute. I will ride quad in primer and topless and bottom less while completing plugs. Iam hunting a topless or bottomless to help, army town! Home of delta, spec forces, 82nd airborne and this is lead command post for all army, active or reserved.


Finally got rear wheel well in permanent. Few more carbon bid plys to go. The velomobiel.nl rear-end hardware goes in so great and smooth ya can稚 quit laughing. Excellent design.





No more stinking metal frames. 4 wheeler.


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Edited by - carolina on 03/14/2019 23:01:54
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carolina
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Posted - 03/11/2019 :  22:56:56  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just hush an make one. Boom/40mm square tube, 43 long/1.09 meters.

https://youtu.be/WG-dVH3p_7k



https://youtu.be/fGs3LnYNFiY

Gets easier after a few times. Good release agents a must. Have a vaccum machine. Think iam gonna make a backup one soon.

DRY FIT:

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Edited by - carolina on 03/16/2019 21:23:07
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