Nick Hein's Human Powered Vehicle Streamliner technical papers

Nick Hein's HPV papers

Nick has created a series of technical documents, which prove empirically that faired bikes are faster than non-faired on hills, even though the faired ones are heavier.

The Weight VS Wind resistance tradeoff - making sense of it 
A Method for Optimizing the Weight and Drag Relation of Streamlined Bicycles (PDF format)
Quantifying the Effect of Streamlining on Bicycles (PDF Format)
Nick Hein's Raincloud HPV
Scaling laws - Rules to use to calculate the performance of a full sized vehicle from a scale model.

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