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Exchange of front suspension arms

Exchange of front suspension arms

Direction rods and suspension arms of the front wheel suspension are made of hollow 8mm tube with welded M6 threads at each side. This construction combines light weight with rigidity and strength. Since this type of rods have been implemented 5 years ago, 3 of them broke. It is always the same, short, front arm and it breaks at the same ...

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Increasing the stiffness of the WAW velomobile composite structure with the aid of FEA (Finite Element Analyses) – Master thesis summary

Increasing the stiffness of the WAW velomobile composite structure with the aid of FEA (Finite Element Analyses) – Master thesis summary

  First let me introduce myself. My name is László Balásházy, and I work as a mechanical engineer at Cadterv.hu. I graduated last June at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (located in Hungary). I was specialized in polymer engineering which includes composite technologies and design as well. I studied automotive engineering ...

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1700 KM / 1000 miles in one week.

1700 KM / 1000 miles in one week.

  How it all started: The initial motivation that got me into the velomobile business was the intention to develop a human powered vehicle for comfortable traveling over longer distances, in harmony with own body and environment, allowing to fully admire and enjoy the wonderful nature, places and people on the track. Travelling as such ...

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WAW nr. 300

WAW nr. 300

This morning another mile stone was reached: WAW 300 was delivered at TNT with as final destination Adam in the USA. Adam got the lucky number by chance as the numbers are given in the sequence of ordering but we were very happy that such an order was the winner. WAW 300 is indeed a very complete, mature and beautiful velomobile that we were ...

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Professional location for Katanga

Professional location for Katanga

When Katanga started its activities 5 years ago the only certainty we had was our high motivation to develop a healthy business active in the velomobile sector. Nobody was able to predict how the evolution would be. To limit fix costs, all office work was done in our Home Office and all production, storage and assembly work in a cheap ...

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Glass, Aramide or Carbon fibers?

Glass, Aramide or Carbon fibers?

  A frequent and important question when selecting your WAW is the main fiber type. The WAW offers 3 types and each has it`s advantages and disadvantages. Glass fiber is cheaper and easy to repair. The result will give you a less sportive WAW. This can be a pragmatic choice if the price is more important as the performances or if you plan ...

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WAW@2016

WAW@2016

Two years ago the WAW@2014 was introduced and received countless positive feed back. Last year we started to prepare the follow-up and we are happy to present to you the WAW@2016. Several changes in WAW@2016 are less visible but have definitely a positive impact on comfort, flexibility or performances. Most of them were already implemented in ...

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Update end 2015

Update end 2015

Oops, long time since last newsletter…… This newsletter will update you on the general evolution in Katanga and a next newsletter will focus on all latest changes in the WAW. The almost 2-year period since WAW@2014 was introduced has been very intense. Optimizing the production process and increasing the quality, performances and ...

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WAW@ 2014

  WAW@2014 One year ago we started to make new forms for all laminated parts of the WAW. The last forms to be renewed were for the cockpit, cover and race hood. All these changes resulted in a new version which we name “WAW@2014”. The already excellent performances of the WAW in driving stability, aerodynamics, look and accessibility ...

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