5 February 2016

Technology Update - February 2016

We've made decent progress on the chassis layout now that the motor details are fixed and we know exactly which controllers we'll be using.

With this information Rob has been able to firm up the layout of the front-end of the bike, aided by having the mock-up rolling chassis in his workshop. Whilst it's great to do the detail design on CAD, nothing beats having a physical bike to sit on and offer components up to.

Here are a couple of images from Rob's latest design - yes, I know the yellow cylinder goes through the back tyre - we're still working on that area... Actually, we've progressed quite a bit further since these images were taken. The latest ones will follow as soon as they're available.





As soon as we had finished with the dummy chassis at the NEC I took it to Rob's workshop in Coventry that evening and left it with him. I had to take the rear wheel away with me as, in order to get it to the show, I had collected it from Warpspeed (http://www.warpspeedracing.co.uk/) before it was finished. It's now back with them for final machining. Here are a couple of shots showing the bike leaving the Vulcan Dezign workshop (http://www.vulcandezign.co.uk/) and setting up the display at the NEC. There are more images at the foot of the post.



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Monday 11th January: 10am - collect tyre from King Racing, Hertfordshire


Monday 11th January: 1pm - fit tyre to wheel at Warpspeed Racing, North Norfolk

Tuesday 12th January: 9am - finish building the rolling chassis at Vulcan Dezign, Bicester

Tuesday 12th January: 11:30am - the rolling chassis ready to load at Vulcan Dezign, Bicester

Tuesday 12th January: midday - at Vulcan Dezign, Bicester, loaded on the trailer, heading to NEC

Tuesday 12th January: 2:30pm - preparing for Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference at the NEC

Tuesday 12th January: 2:30pm - preparing for Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference at the NEC
Tuesday 12th January: 2:30pm - preparing for Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference at the NEC


Sponsor News - February 2016

I made two good connections at Autosport International

First, Dymag were fascinated by the project and readily agreed to offer factory support for a CA5 Carbon Fibre front wheel - see HERE for details. Dymag are a long-standing, high-quality, British manufacturer so it is great to have them on board to showcase more Great British engineering. Look out for them on the web, on Twitter, and their Facebook page.

I already had a generous offer on this product from Giles at BikeHPS, a stockist for Dymag as well as many other premium bike accessories and performance upgrades, for which I'm very grateful. I'll still be using them for other components though. You can follow and like them on Twitter, and at their Facebook page.


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The other offer I had was from Aerocom Metals for supply of T45 steel tube. I've been discussing this for a while with their sales staff and took the opportunity at Autosport International to meet the directors to close the deal. Their details are on the web, Twitter and Facebook. Do take a look.


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