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Trade your chassis build for my fiberglass bodywork?


Hello all,

I'm Jeff from GoblinMotors.com and PoolRock.com. Both of my companies feature fiberglass products that I have designed and manufacture.

My most pertinent work can be seen on the Goblin website. I have built and raced human powered vehicles with streamlined fairings since 1996. The fairing and bike that I constructed for the World Human Powered Human Speed Championships can be seen here:

http://goblinmotors.com/html/goblin_rampage_velomobile_-_go.html

Scroll to bottom.

If you scroll down, you'll see a fairing design that I have done that is close to fitting a IndyCycle design already.

I specialize in fairings that have laminar aerodynamics, meaning that they are far more efficient at cutting through the air than standard 'teardrop' shapes. This is quite important when a human powered vehicle only generates about 1/2 horsepower!

My latest racing fairing can be seen here:

http://goblinmotors.com/html/cricket_tail_fairing_developme.html

If anyone is interested in the possibility of trading, let me know. I have skills with brazing and chromoly to build bicycle frames, but I am quite busy with my composites companies. If a talented welder/fabricator is interested in fabbing a IndyCycle style chassis for me, in exchange for a matching fiberglass body from me, together we can accomplish a superior vehicle.

I would want from you a complete chassis with front suspension, and chassis to behind the seat. I will supply my own seat and motorcycle power train. I will supply to you a professionally sculpted fiberglass body, designed specifically to fit the chassis that you fab. I will make a mold and pull a lightweight part from the mold to send to you that will fit your chassis. If folks like our collaboration, perhaps we can each sell our parts to other interested parties and pay for our own hobby.

Interested? Let me know.

Jeff
monsoon@comcast.net

Go, IndyCyclers, GO!

Me, with my latest unpainted fiberglass tail fairing:
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Re: IndyCycle Building


Jeff,
   I'd like to intorduce myself to you.
I'm Lindsey J. Angell, 57 years young, Retired US Navy after 20 years, and now 100% SSDI Disabled after having a Lamenectomy (Fusion and cages in my lower back.) I was told by the NeuroSurgeons that I would most likely lose the ability to walk within a year (2000) without significant Physical Therapy, due to the Scar Tissue growing into my nerves as I lose the ability to feel my feet and legs. Thanks to my Recumbent trike (www.SCARABTRIKES.com) I have made it to the 10 year mark and am now finding it somewhat difficult at times to balance myself.
   Three years ago I gave up my older 250 Yamaha dirt bike, my completely polished out and everything you can trick out on a 2003 250 Ninja, and a sweet no rust or corrosion 82 Kawasaki 550 LTD Cruiser.
   I don't have much on my SCARAB but a tail rack-tail bag and I have a pair of sadelbags that I kept from my motorcycle to fit now on my trike when I do any longer rides. I have one of the first Model 320 (all 3 20" tires) with the 42 gear choices (now up to 54?).
   I graduated Basic Electricity and Electronics, Aviation Electronics "A" School and later I went back and graduated from the Advanced Aviation Electronics "C7" class followed by TRADVESMAN "C7 School. The later was not the Core classes of Avionics rather Simulators...the Most advanced Classes that the Navy had back in 1983-1984. I worked in the Simulator part of the Navy including advanced Mainframe clases in Digital Equipment Corporation equipment, and a couple new Gas Turbine Simulators; then eventually I changed my rating when the US Navy turned ALL of our simulators and equipment over to the civilian counter-parts of Department of Defence. I changed my rating to Ocean Systems Technician (Maintaintainer), part of the Global Integrated Underesea Surveillance Systems, untill I retired in 1992. I received Dual Associate of Science Degerees in Electronics MicroComputer Maintenance and BioMedical Electronics in 1997 from Johnson County Community College.
   I've Flown Radio Controlled aircraft mostly Sailplanes and assisted in fabricating both 2 and 3 meter wings. We used a foam core cut by heated Piano wire later we ordered them prefab Lasercut? Foam cores and we applied CarbonFiber matte, Kevlat, spectra and fiberglass using West Systems Synthetic 2 part Epoxy then vacuum bagged them and applied the correct dihedral and applied the vacuum. Using Waxed (releasing agent) Mylar sheets that were painted the appropriate White (Top) or Black (Bottom) we found the paint would be a permanant part of the epoxy finish. I have done things the hard way spraying a finished wing with primer wetsnding, again and agioan down to 1200 grit to establish a glass finish then several coats of paint and the final buffing after polishing compound was cornstarch, before I finished my job with DuPont Teflon Polish, like some real aircraft use.
   I'm a Serious Team Member when it comes to making sure our project is as perfect as it can be, as well as Obsessive about ensuring Safety by following guidelines or just using common sense when it comes to Safety and using the proper tools and the proper parts right down to the Exact Nuts and Bolts even washers called for in a project.
   Should you decide to form a team building the IndyCycle I would appreciate you considering me as a part in the operation. I will promise you that nothing will pass by me knowingly wrong or allow any cut corners in any part of building or operation involved in the building process. ANYTHING I find questionable will be held up till we have sorted it out. I'm often called Obsessive / Compulsive when it comes to making sure something needs attention. OKay, I was even called a "Fruitcake" by a neighbor because I spent over 8 hours polishing the bottom of my Ninja motor and transmission the very first time I was under it.
   I have Kart Racing Experience, some Autocross, Motorcycle on and off road racing experince, even ATV experince. Power Boatign Racing even Sailing. I miss the road; I miss working on motorcycles, and my days of riding 2 wheelers are for the most part overwith.
   I want an IndyCycle. I am aware of HPV Aero/fluid-Dynamics and love trying new techniques and devices to make vehicles of every sort more efficient. Write to me and I'll share some ideas that have been used and some that still have not been used...
Friends,
Lindsey J. Angell
lindsey_angell@yahoo.com
Lenexa, KS

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Re: Trade your chassis build for my fiberglass bodywork?


I think Jamieson has a great product, but I think that the intake above the head could be more vertical and higher and allow more air into the engine compartment as well as allowing a roll bar to be just higher than the helmet, also maybe putting the radiator in a better position to achieve better cooling. I don't know if he has tried to do away with more of the motorcycle chassis or not, but I'd like to see some changes to the exterior aft of the cockpit for better aerodynamics. I am very excited about building the IndyCycle. I am currently asking my Navy Buddies about MIG/TIG welding so perhaps we could work out building maybe half dozen of the IndyCycles? I can wire almost anything. I prefer to use aviation circuit breakers 2A for switches and use Relays for most circuits. One way to increase airflow to the radiator may be to lower the bottom of the aft floorboard (aft of the cockpit) by a single inch and put a steel mesh screen in place to prevent any debris and then the radiator would be put in place to force the air through it before it enters the rest of the engine bay area behind it. Too I think that I'd like to talk with Jamieson about any Yaw or instability issues at very high speeds. Perhaps adding a front wing or rear wing even if they are no more than just canards fore and aft. Safety is always an issue with me. WaveTec now offers motorcycle air shocks so even teh aft could be raised or lowered should we wish to add that function.

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