Velomobile development drawings: Part 5

I have decided to update this site and describe the line of thought that led to the final design choices, for a velomobile trike.

Getting good airflow over breaks in the surface at the front, is near impossible, so I moved the steering to the rear wheel.

The next stage (body 10) was to try and simplify the form and integrate all the elements using negative pressure and try and do away with surface joints, at the front, as much a s possible.

The wheel spats are more integrated into the nose and the head faring smoothed into the body. I was happy, I had conquered all my demons.

After a short break I returned to this design and gave it a hard critical review. I had lost sight of the friction in the drive line. With so little power available you cannot waste any on extra bearings and changes of direction and weight

Even this simplified form had too many parts and too much wetted surface area.The cross sectional surface area of a reclined human body looking over the knees remains the same. But what about the area of the feet so far forward in a form, what is it, ??? and can it be reduced, ???