Propeller driven bicycle (recumbent trike) – Human powered

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Propeller driven bicycle (recumbent trike) – Human powered


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A soothingly quiet trike driven by a 7-ft., pedal-powered propeller. I spend a month a year working on a commercial fishing boat with a loud diesel engine, and the greatest sound in the world is to hear it turn off. Recumbent trike built from aircraft-supply cro-moly tubing and salvaged bike parts. Prop hot-wire-cut pink foam, coated it with fiberglass — and then added LED lights so the blades display colored patterns as they turn.

Propeller Driven Bicycle (Recumbent Trike) – Human Powered – Link.

14 thoughts on “Propeller driven bicycle (recumbent trike) – Human powered

  1. samurai1200 says:

    very, very cool… but super inefficient.

  2. KiltedDad says:

    For extra credit add POV to the LED display.

  3. Crabfu says:

    Wow that’s really amazing! “Kiki’s Delivery Service” comes to mind :)

  4. rdarlington says:

    hahaha, don’t drive too close to the pedestrians! chopped human!

  5. saimhe says:

    Can it climb a 15° slope?

  6. saimhe says:

    Can it climb a 15° slope?

  7. Michael Coughlin says:

    This is pretty cool. Also, a boat variant exists: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezFA_LxcABA . Of course, this means someone needs to build an amphibious hybrid.

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