Cabin scooter and faring design resources from around the Internet

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A motorcycle with a full fairing is not an unknown type of vehicle. These have been known for a long time under various names. Bicycles with a full fairing are called velomobile. They can be called 'Cabin Scooter'. In Europe after WWII many former airplane companies got into making three or two wheeled enclosed motorcycles with very aerodynamic bodies, one was the Messerschmitt an instance of which appeared in the movie Brazil. In Czechoslovakia they were called "dalnik".

Motorcycles have horrible aerodynamics. Still, they can get great gas mileage even with horrible aerodynamics. Some contests have been run which proved that adding a fairing to a motorcycle can give it tremendous fuel efficiency. The main key is improved aerodynamics.

http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisil/whatsup.htm

Coroplast full enclosure advice - http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/archive/index.php/t-7352.html

Rotator Pursuit Coroplast fairing - http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/pauljones/

http://www.biketcba.org/TRICORR/projects/fairing4/fairing4.html

Tribute page to three wheel cars - http://www.ccpc.net/%7Ejaho/on3wheel.html

Bob Stuart and the Car-Cycle - http://microship.com/bobstuart/carcycle.html

Coroplast (TM) Craziness Page! - http://www.ihpva.org/Builders/WVolk/

http://www.merit.edu/~rjd/fairing_construction.html

http://www.velomobiles.net/

Build a Fairing in Your Living Room - http://www.wesleychurch.info/bike/bikepro/PROJECT.HTM

http://www.windwrap.com/brolarticle.htm

http://www.maxmatic.com/threes/rtw_index.htm

http://www.maxmatic.com/Dymaxion/dymaxion.htm

http://www.3wheelers.com/

Cabin Scooter Built for Two (Dec, 1955) - http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/03/20/cabin-scooter-built-for-two/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_KR200

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabin_cycle

The Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Contests - 1980 thru 1985 - http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/470MPG/470MPG%20Main.html

Every Vetter Fairing Design - http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/Vetter_Fairings/Every_Vetter_Fairing_made.html

Barracuda Fairing Design - http://www.recumbents.com/WISIL/barracuda/barracudafairingdesign.htm

Building the Barracuda Speedbike - http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/barracuda/barracuda.htm

efluids bicycle aerodynamics - http://www.efluids.com/efluids/pages/bicycle.htm

Exploratorium bicycle aerodynamics - http://www.exploratorium.edu/cycling/aerodynamics1.html

Aerodynamic drag of mountain bike tyres - http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1046/j.1460-2687.2001.00070.x

Aerodynamic Design of HPVs - http://www.coe.uncc.edu/~rkeanini/humpowengrg/Aerodynamic%20Design%20of%20HPVs2.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_fairing

Drag of Blunt Bodies and Streamlined Bodies - http://www.princeton.edu/~asmits/Bicycle_web/blunt.html

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