– The “whike” project involved the design and prototype building of a faired delta (two wheels behind, one in front) recumbent trike with a sail for use on public roads. As one of the final projects on the university it involved a client from a SME in the Netherlands.
The new trike is a monocoque construction made with the strong and light carbonfibre. It is based on a steel frame “whike”, but is more extreme: lower, a little wider and lighter and with as little air resistance as possible. A bigger sail that can be stored in the trike increases the speed potential.
Whithin only 5 month our 6 person team designed, engineered and build a real scale prototype.