Aircraft nut builds a velomobile ?

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so that is how custom shells are made! no wonder they cost so much! so much work!
of course once you have the shell made , poping out more with carbon fiber or fiberglass is not that hard.
velomobiles are too expensive, and making them is too complicated!
 

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velomobiles are too expensive...
I must agree! They are WAY overpriced! 💰

Still... having wanted one since the early 80s, I'd fork
out the big bux for one if I could spare it. In a heartbeat!

In fact, I've been working on my "velo savings fund" for quite some time now, but only
have about 3k saved up so far, which is only about half the price of a used one, at best. :eek:

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THANKS STORMBIRD
You stole my glory.
My next project, brewing in my head, was in the line with the video you linked to.
I'm not contemplating a velo, it's something different.
But using xps underfloor insulation boards, which I presume is similar to garage door insulation boards, and all surface primer paint.
Anyway now I know it's not totally crazy.
 
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Hi Pegasus!
Don't get discouraged by a similarity to your project. Let us see your creation and how to overcome the difficulties in the process.
I'm interested!
Jeffstuff!
 
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Hi Mr Idaho!
Trike frame was built by modifying AZ plan, my guess a Warrior to start. Some major diversion from Brad's original. Probably would have been better to follow the plan more closely. Very complex body construction too.
Jeffstuff!
 
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Hi Sir Joey!
Finally! A chance to comment on your previous AZ projects.
You are a very talented, prolific, skilled builder! I'm in awe of your capabilities.
You want a Velo? You can build one! Do you still have the Trixter? Or the soon to be unveiled Marauder? Both would be a great frame for a purple velo.
How far away is your Aunt's carport? Maybe 'rent' the space with an occasional dinner out. Rig a tarp or two on adjacent sides to reduce wind blown debris.
You can do this! Good luck!
Jeffstuff!
 

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Hi Sir Joey!
You are a very talented, prolific, skilled builder! I'm in awe of your capabilities.
You want a Velo? You can build one! Do you still have the Trixter?
Jeffstuff, although I appreciate it greatly, you are FAR too generous with your compliments & praise. Yeah, I've built nearly 2 dozen different
rides, but none are really anything special. It was just a hobby that got a little outta hand back in the day when I still had a workshop.
In fact, I'd still be doing it today if I still had a shop! There are still several more I'd like to build, but it's not likely it'll ever happen now.

As for a velo, I'm afraid that's a little outta my league. Besides, when it comes to a velo, I'd never be satisfied with anything that I
personally could actually build. I want something of much better quality, lighter weight, & better looking than anything I could produce,
even if it DOES mean 💰 💰 💰 !

And yes, I still have the Trixter. That little thing is still one of my favorites, although these days it's pretty much been
relegated to parade use. It's a lotta fun, but not real practical. Of everything I've built, it's one of only 6 that remain. :)

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