Carbon Homebuilt Bent

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Carbon Homebuilt Bent

Postby John Lewis » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:00 pm

Hi all,

thought there might be interest in looking at this.

Riley carbon Groundhugger.

A SA (I Think) school did well in the Solar Challenge with one. There's a link on the site.

http://www.rqriley.com/xr2.htm

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Postby Uba Tracker » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:00 pm

That is sensational, the futuristic design really appeals to me especially the 'Terminator' style bolt on fork blades and swing arm. Very encouraging to see that CAD was utilised to enhance the design process.I use various design packages as part of the 8 to 5 slog and I can really see the advantage of using FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to take the guess work out of design intentions.
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:10 pm

Nice looking unit, just wondering how the steering shaft bends as it does. CV joint maybe?

Shaun

EDIT, ahh, small (very) uni, woulda thought the angle too sharp :?
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Postby Uba Tracker » Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:51 pm

G'day Shaun, it just uses a uni joint. Pretty simple really
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Postby Leigh_caines » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:12 pm

Yeah ...some bike
Seen that pic a few times over the last year or two and always thought it'd be great to try one... but alass I've never seen one in real life.
But good to dream :)

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