ASME 2014: progress on Valkyrie
March 8, 2014 by jnyyz
Things have been moving along with the building of this year’s ASME bike Valkyrie. What was just a bunch of 3D renderings a month ago is rapidly taking shape. Here is an early stage in the layup that shows the embedded wiring for lighting.
Calvin is standing beside the vacuum bagged shell, showing off his newly acquired iron ring.
The guys work on removing the male plug from the shell.
The door section is similar to, and yet much deeper than the one for Vortex.
Here they are pulling on embedded hot wires that will slice up the plug to make it easier to remove… or so goes the theory.
Here is the removed section of foam.
In the meantime, Marc is measuring the rolling resistance of a tire as a function of speed and other variables.
and here are some previously measured tires.
The team will be burning the midnight oil on their design report, which is due Monday.