NFA Vehicles Type Eleven
The Type Eleven has been constructed, after a long pause. For those of you following the progress of the NFA Vehicles "Think Tank" , you know it's been some time since Type Ten was completed. We started in 1986 with Type 1 and Type 2. Type 3 came in 1987. Type 4 was built in 1988. Type 5 and Type 6 date back to 1989. Type 7 was designed in 1992 by my Daughter Mellisa and her friend Patricia, and built the same year. Type 8 is being saved for last*. Type 9, designed by Mellisa, was built in Winter 1994-95. Type Ten has had many Variants, with the current #10 having been built in 2002.
Type Eleven comes along just in time for the 2011 model year, so I suspect there will be some confusion as to whether the "Eleven" refers to the model number or the year it was introduced?
Please search the forums if you wish to see photos of the previous "Human Powered Vehicles" which NFA Vehicles has produced.
Today, I present the NFA Vehicles Type Eleven, in Color Photographs:
This Prototype contains NO Fiberglass, it is all Corrugated Plastic. This saved hundreds of hours of Labor. Some Steel bolts were used (quarter inch with 20 threads per inch, between 3/4 and an inch and a half long).
The Front Box Fairing is twelve inches wide and the Front surface is angled to beat the wind.
*Footnote on Type 8-Type 8 was to be "The Eightball", so I saved it for last.
Please go to the original thread, in the General Cycling Discusion , for the rest of the photographs:
I would appreciate comments from all of you in the Utility forum, since I think it went over their heads in General discusion.
What I failed to say is that this build was extremely cheap, using all recycled materials, i.e. the bike and the coroplast.