Streamliner scale picture project
Streamliner Scale Sizing Project
Following a discussion with Richard Myers, Thom Ollinger had an idea that should prove interesting to HPV designers and enthusiasts. He suggested that we take digital photos of our machines from the front, side, and top. Include a description of your bike and send it to Warren Beauchamp. He will post them on his website. The description should include fairing height, width, ground clearance, and total vehicle weight. Also include any other information you think may be useful.

Here's the tricky part. Make sure your total side and top picture frame widths are approximately 10 feet wide. Make the front view approximately the same height as the side view. This will allow for a better visual comparison. After taking a few test shots of his bike, we found that a contrasting background is very important.

Remember to take your pictures following the guidelines so all the bikes appear in the same relative scale. That way we'll have an excellent catalog of our machines!


Front View
The Coslinger Special 
This vehicle was built for the 2000 Battle Mountain speed event. It is made from carbon fiber and Fiberglass with Kevlar at the belt line, and is being refinished for the 2002 event. It is a monocoque "tub construction", with the front wheel drive mounted in a sub frame. This is a camera bike with small windows on the sides.
Overall Length 115 inches
Widest Point 17 inches
Height 26 inches (body only)
Ground Clearance about 4 inches
Weight with seat, no wheels or frame 47 pounds
The Coslinger Special was designed around Sean Costin who is about 6 feet tall.

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The Coslinger Special was designed and built by the Coslinger team. Information provided by Richard Myers

 

 
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The University of Nevada Three Legged Monkey. 
Vital statistics for the FWD 8-speed hpv include: 
Length 107 inches 
Height 43 inches 
Width 19 inches 
Wheel Base 53 inches 
Fairing Weight 19 lbs (about 9 lbs of filler, sealer, paint and stickers) 
Total Weight 61 lbs. 
Most of this bike was built by 5 UNR students in a little over a month. The frame and forks (unfinished) are also carbon fiber. They blew the windshield out of .030" PETG plastic.
 
 
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The Three Legged Monkey was designed and built by the UNR HPV team. Information provided by Jason Erickson.

  
 
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The MuleE 3s
ME3s was designed for 12 hour open road races and was not intended for commuting. When Rich races it on closed circuit, he uses a closed canopy with lower windscreen. This is the third generation of this frame and fairing. He also has a fairing that he uses for touring.
Length: 94 inches
Width: 19 inches
Toe box width: 14 inches
Fairing Height (at canopy) 47 inches
Ground Clearance: 13 inches
Total weight 64 pounds

Rich is 5' 7" and weigh 157 pounds

 
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The Barracuda
The Barracuda streamliner was designed for HPRA circuit racing. It consists of a steel framed lowracer chassis, and a fiberglass body. Both the chassis and the body were designed and built by Warren Beauchamp.

Length: 114 inches
Width: 18.5 inches
Body Height: 30 inches (without canopy)
Ground clearance: 2 inches
Weight: 60 lbs

Warren is 6'  6" and weighs 180 lbs.


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Sadler FoamShell
Rich Sadler's Zote foam covered streamliner was designed for street use, but works very well in the HPRA races. The vehicle inside is a Medium Wheelbase RWD space frame recumbent, with u-joint above seat steering. Both the chassis and body were designed and built by Rich Sadler.

Length: 113.5 inches
Width: 21 inches
Body Height: 26 inches (without canopy)
Ground clearance: 10  inches
Weight: 65 lbs

 


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John Simon Moby
John Simon's Moby streamliner was built by Terry Hreno in about 1981, and was purchased by John Simon in about 1983. The Moby chassis in a LWB space frame RWD recumbent. John commutes to work in this 'liner without the top, and he races it at the Michigan HPV races yearly.

Length: 131 inches
Width: 19 inches
Body Height: 34.5 inches
Ground clearance: 5 inches
Weight: 74 lbs


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Great White
The Great White was built for .decimach competition by Rick Wianeke, with help from Ed Gin. The body was made from Garrie Hill's Moby molds. This vehicle is currently owned by Dave Johnson. The top and tail sections were modified from the original Moby shape in an attempt to increase the efficiency of the design. This bike features a carbon fiber LWB frame.

Length: 136 inches
Width: 21.5 inches
Body Height: 31.75 inches
Ground clearance: 4 inches
Weight: 64 lbs


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Rodero Trike

This design allows the trike to be transported on top of a car. The fiberglass can be easily removed and stowed in the trunk. The Lycra sides can be stowed in the tail box and permit the vehicle to be used over a wide range of weather conditions. The focus was to try and retain some of the performance of the streamlining and make the vehicle more useful and practical. This bike was designed and constructed by Reg Rodero.

Length 102 inches
Width body 19 inches
Height 41 inches
WheelBase 55 inches
Track 30 inches
Weight 50 lbs


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KingCycle Mango
The Kingcycle Mango (Man-Go) is a FWD carbon fiber monocouque mini-streamliner built by Miles Kingsbury and Rob English in 2002. It uses 404mm wheels front and rear, and utilizes wheel tubs to isolate the wheel airflow from the airflow through the body. This tiny bike was very fast, but suffered some high speed instability due to it's very short wheelbase. It was crashed during a race in 2003 and destroyed.

Overall length: 1925 mm (6' 3.8")
Widest point: 400 mm (15.7")
Height (body only): 858 mm (33.8")
Ground clearance: 40 mm (1.6")
Weight: 16.4 kg (36 lbs)

Rider height: 1753 mm (5'9")
Rider weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)


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hpv-heaven Streamliner
The HPV-Heaven.com Streamliner was designed and built by Geoff Bird as a first attempt, practical racer for BHPC events in the UK. It has a steel chassis and a GRP/ Carbon shell. It's pretty roomy inside (he can wear a proper helmet). Still, better too big than too small. It is now completely rebuilt after a big crash in 2001.

Length: 2454 mm (96.5 inches)
Width: 520 mm (20.5 inches)
Height: 1122 mm (44 inches)
Weight: 23 kg (51 pounds)
Ground clearance: 112mm (4.5 inches)
Wheels: FR: 28-406 (BMX) RR: 25-559 (MTB)

Rider height: 5' 8"
Rider weight: 158 lbs

www.hpv-heaven.com
Geoff Bird's web site  -More info and pictures of the bike
British HPV Club site 


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John Tetz VFS

This vehicle, built by John Tetz using the Momentum molds, was designed as mainly a practical road streamliner, but also for an occasional race. It has a fairly blunt nose to clear the feet while using a triple crank (needed for climbing hills) and it's used on a daily basis. The tail is removable to allow the 'liner to be fit inside of a car and to fix a flat tire. The bike inside is John's low FWD 'bent. Click on the pictures for more detailed images.

Length: Length 92 inches. 
Max width:
20 inches
Shell Height: 32.5 inches in front of windshield.
Weight: 33 lbs total.
Wheelbase: 42 inches
Ground Clearance: 4.5 inches.

Construction Details


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Rick Gritters Streamliner

This vehicle, built in 2004, has a 2 inch dia chrome moly tubing RWD chassis, with 26 inch rear wheel and 20 inch front wheel. The frame for the shell is constructed of chrome moly tubing, with 1/2 inch longeron and 5/16 inch stringers covered with aircraft dacron, and then doped. 

Length: 111 inches. 
Height no canopy: 32 inches. 
Height with canopy: 40 inches. 
Max width: 18 inches. 
Weight with canopy: 46 lbs.
Wheel base: 49 inches. 
Ground clearance: 3 inches. 


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Side View in SuperStreet configuration (no canopy)
   

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Strange1 Streamliner

This vehicle was built by Dana Barlow for the 1984 & 1985 International Human Powered Speed Championships at Indy & raced many at other events for nearly 3 years. It was made mostly of EMT, sheet aluminum & old bike parts. This streamliner was destroyed in a 1992 hurricane.

Overall Length 120 inches.
Widest Point 18 inches at shoulders of rider.
Total height of 31 inches, riders eyes/ears were about 24 inches off ground.
Ground Clearance: about 3.5 inches. 
Weight: 61 pounds. 


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Eivie II Speedbike

This vehicle was built by Damjan Zabovnik of Slovenia. It is a titanium framed bike with a carbon/kevlar body. The rider lays in the bike in a rear facing recumbent position, and views the road via a mirror. This bike broke the European speed record at 72.9 MPH in 2005.

Overall length: 106.3 inches.
Widest point: 14.4 inches.
Fairing height: 23.5 inches 
Ground clearance:  6 inches.
Weight: 53 pounds. 


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Lee Wakefield Coro-liner

Lee built this Coroplast fairing around a Challenge Fujin SLII in just 4 weeks. He has ridden it for 45 minutes at an average speed of about 33 MPH, which is about 8 MPH faster than the unfaired bike. The front of the fairing pivots forward for access and  there are bomb bay doors to put feet down.
 
Technical specs:  
Length: 2650mm (104")
Width: 460mm (18")
Height from ground: 1110mm (43.7")
Height of fairing: 860mm (34")
Ground clearance: 250mm (10")
Weight: 34lbs (15.5kg) (est)
 
Wheel sizes: 35-406 front, 28-559 rear
Gears: 27, 27"-105"
Total cost: about 75
Total time: about 4 weeks/80 hours.

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Cuda-W Speedbike

This vehicle was designed by Warren Beauchamp, the carbon/Kevlar monocoque body was built by Reg Rodaro, and the drivetrain was built by Warren Beauchamp.

Length: 114"
Width: 17"
Fairing height (without canopy): 28"
Ground clearance: 3"
Weight: 60 lbs
Top speed: 64.4MPH


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Quest Velomobile

Owned by Lee Wakefield,  totaled on 05/05/08.  Used for regular commuting, touring and racing of about 1200km (750miles) per month. GRP/CFRP moncoque shell with aluminum subframes, full suspension on all 3 wheels.

Length: 2850mm (112")
Width: 760mm (30")
Overall Height: 880mm (34.6")
Ground clearance: 80mm (3")
Weight: 74lbs (34kg)
Wheel sizes: 35-406 front, 50-559 rear


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Amanita Virosa - ACG

This tiny vehicle was designed and built by Simon Sanderson for road and track racing in British and European events. It is a monocoque construction from Ultra High Modulus Carbon Prepreg. It has a Nomex core in the lower centre section of the fairing and also in the wheels, rear subframe, monoblade and chainring/cranks. It is a 10 speed FWD drivetrain.

Length 2250 mm (88.58")
Width 450 mm (17.7").
Height 870 mm (34.25").
Ground clearance 70 mm (2.7").
Wheelbase 1175 mm (46.25").
Weight 11.5 kg (25.3 lbs)
Wheels 28" rear, 24" front with 22mm tubeless tubulars.
Rider height 1750 mm, weight 65 kg.


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