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Old 01-30-2016, 05:27 PM
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Hello plycar,

Great to see you back. What a wonderfully thought out build once again. Thank you for sharing it.

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Old 01-31-2016, 08:14 AM
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That's really cool. Your steering setup looks well designed and very adjustable. I would like to build something similar, but with only three wheels to maintain street legality.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:59 AM
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Luckily, here in Germany the number of wheels of an E-assisted pedal vehicle doesn't matter at all.
A guy from Berlin has built an eight-wheeled pedal truck with E-motor and can drive it legally in traffic.
http://www.nicojungel.net/space.html
In the UK, they changed the law in mid 2015 and E-quadracycles seeming to be legal now.
I don't have understood completely the new UK-regulation, due to the bureaucratic English language, I even have problems to read bureaucratic German
In case of the US, it may be almost impossible to have booth four wheels and E-assist in a legal pedal vehicle.
But as I learned, the regulations differ from state to state, right?
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:17 PM
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I found an article in the English Pedelec-Forum about the new regulations.
http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/electric-b...tric-bike-law/
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:16 PM
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"But as I learned, the regulations differ from state to state, right? "
There is a National law in the USA legalizing 4 wheel, electric vehicles regulated to 20mph or less. If you are capable of better than 20 mph, better to have three wheels to be considered a motorcycle. Otherwise, you will need 5 mph bumpers, air bags, and lots of additional safety equipment.
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Old 02-06-2016, 12:51 PM
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A short building update:


Door frames glued and doors finally cut out.
With outside hinges they will be able to swing 180°, as shown



Top panel temporarily attached and edges partly trimmed.


The hole in the front will be closed by the head lights and a "hood", next weeks main issue.
Due to my trial&error building method this will take some time.
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Coming right along! Looks like somebody is waiting for a ride...
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Thanks, SB and yep, looks like
But, as I know Banshee, she'd rather run beside the velocar, than sit in it.
Maybe after a few miles

Tomorrow I will do further work on the velocar.
I was not able since last Thursday, because of a severe cold.
A lot of functional stuff is still to do.
Steering column,handlebar, brakes and transmission.
The design is nice so far (IMHO), but worthless without all that.
I hope in early spring I can do my first test rides.

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I'm likin' this. It's looking pretty cool already. I'm going to follow this.
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Those 'gull wing' doors are just too cool. Keep the progress photos coming. They're much appreciated and enjoyed.

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