Friday, January 28, 2011

Base Edge Stiffener

One of the tweaks I have been working on for the Borealis V3
This is  the rolled edge that stiffenes the velomobile and is a handy spot to grap for getting in and out.  It also provides a spot for the door to land on keeping it nice and flush with the rest of the parts.  We lay up this part up in a separate mould and than bond it to the  base.  Used some graphite and basalt in the part with a bit of glass.  Its nice and stiff but not too heavy.  The extra bit of stiffeness this adds means I can take some material out of  the side of the base.  This will make the layup a bit quicker to do as there will be less pieces of kevlar to cut.

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