Our advanced computer modeling expertise and equipment allow us to study the aerodynamic characteristics of the cycle. The fully enclosed, streamlined cycle is a monocoque composite constructed from carbon and aramid fibers with a honeycomb core, much like F1 racing cars. Low aerodynamic drag, ultra lightweight - but strong - components and low rolling resistance keep cycle power needs low. High efficiency solar cells, motor and batteries combined with a team of strong cyclists provide the propulsion. The illustration below is a basic layout of the cycle.
Our entry in the 2001 World Solar Bicycle Racing Circuit of events is the culmination of over a year of research and design. The aerodynamic, experimental vehicle will use state-of-the-art, commercially available electric motors, solar cells, and batteries. We are still searching for funding for our travel to the events.
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Solar Bike Mold 1999