Last weekend was another weekend to work on the Cygnus. First we checked what kind of work has to be done on the different bikes. We still have a lot to do, but now we have got a clearer idea.
We have been busy to strengthen the Cygnus Alpha with the use of honeycomb paper. If this turns out well, we can also use this technique on the Cygnus Trike.
We also made a start with making a mold for the extra lids. This way it should be possible to make seperate lids for the different riders. And then we can experiment properly with the size for the air inlet, etc.
Team Cygnus has developed a fully faired recumbent bicycle that can compete with the fastest recumbents in the world. The main goal is to use an optimum man-machine combination to break world records. The Cygnus team consists of technical specialists from various disciplines. Between them they have many years of experience with fully faired recumbents both in racing and in designing. All Cygnus team members are racers at the highest level. Every year they compete in national and international competitions such as Battle Mountain, the European Championship, the World Championship, and the Michigan Human Powered Speed Challenge, but they also attempt to break records on the tracks of RDW, DEKRA and Opel.