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Velopacking in WAW velomobile

Velopacking in WAW velomobile

In the spring of this year, I have registered to a multi-day event that interested me very much – Okolo republiky 2022 (okolorepubliky.cz, facebook.com/okolorepubliky) for the following reasons: As a co-organizer and brevet rider for the Czech Republic under Audax Club Parisien (randonneuring) the overall form of the event was very similar, ...

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VM45

VM45

Katanga started in January 2021 a R&D project needed to produce a new type of LEV: a light bio-hybrid on-road quad, with a range of 200 km thanks to an extreme energy-efficient construction and the use of leg power in addition of the electric power. For simplification, we name it for the moment “VM45”. Such a type of vehicle is today ...

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Post Corona Post

Post Corona Post

I wish to express my compassion to all direct and indirect victims of the Coronavirus pandemic. Restrictions are lifted in fast tempo now in Czech Republic, similar as in most other European states. The virus has worldwide caused a lot of sorrow and triggered a deep economic crisis. Let’s hope that no second wave will follow and that ...

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Newsletter end 2017

Newsletter end 2017

In this newsletter we look back on 2017 and uncover some perspectives for next year. One year ago, we moved in the new building in Brno-Lišen and there is not one day that we do not realize how lucky we are to work in this perfect place. Moving in a modern place was needed to become more efficient and enable to grow, both conditions for ...

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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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