Faired Recumbents — BikeRadar
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edited January 2008
I would like to build a aero faired Recumbent as a bit of a project but have no idea where to start is there any info available in print.
What are you looking for: front fairing; tail fairing, or full-on all-round kind-of a-thing?
The former & the middle option can be bought off-shelf. I presume that you're looking for he latter tho.
from this thread:
http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageb ... hp?t=24857
might be of use if this is the case...
The bent rider forum might be a lot more useful than here whichever your plan.
Good luck with your build!
For any sort of recumbent plans look at the British Human Power Club site. There are plans available and a lot ot technical help. Membership is cheap, but I don't believe compulsory to get the plans.
Thankx Richrd i would like a full faired only thing i am worried is how the wind will affect as i live just 20 miles from John o groats and its not often its not windy.
You might want to think about a front and tailbox fairing with a removable lycra "body sock" completing the fairing as this can be lighter and more flexible - take it off for windy days etc.
This is a good intro:
This is a good bike:
http://www.recumbents.com/mars/pages/pr ... intro.html
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Take a look at this:
http://www.recumbents.com/WISIL/whpsc20 ... uesday.htm
I know the guy Rob who built and rode the Mango. He crashed at nearly 70 mph during the event!
One of the fastest used in the hour record 2 yrs ago (I think) had the rider laying horizontally on his back with no window, just a video screen (which failed at full speed).
Thanks Jake that was amazing 81mph on a bike it would be worth the speeding ticket. :evil:
As mentioned above, both BHPC and bentrideronline are good resources for that kind of thing, there is also WISIL
with information of building various kinds of fairings.
I have ridden about 8,000 miles so far this year on fully faired recumbents, first a home-built fairing ontop of a store bought Trice and later a store bought moncoque fully faired trike. Are you thinking of building a single track or multi-track machine? Multi-track can handle higher wind speeds, I've ridden in winds of 30mph+.
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Good short docu on HPV world speed record
Rob English (GB champ) crashing at 50 mph. He was OK.