There is a thread on BROL that I have been watching for awhile. Rick O’Brien has designed a Coroplast velomobile using a CAD program and having it output to a CNC machine to cut the body parts. If I were to put together a list of my favorite threads on BROL this one would be in my first two or three threads. I love Rick’s detailed approach. As other post in the thread have indicated, I wish I had acquired the CAD skills to do this. I work more out of my head and seldom make even a sketch. I did try Sketchup for awhile but gave that up the same as I did my course in Python programing.
Rick built another velo body last year taking a modular approach. I was quite impressed with last years model. Rick made a list of improvements he would like to achieve and it looks like he is well on his way to making a lighter, faster and roomier velomobile body than before. From the pictures of the new build, Rick’s attention to detail while building are equal to his abilities to design on the computer. The fit on the new velomobile body looks right on.
Like others have posted in the BROL thread, I hope Rick makes the velomobile parts available in kit form or at least sell the files for output. Thanks for sharing the build on BROL, Rick.