Battle Mountain Summary: Broken Spokes, not Broken Dreams

Battle Mountain Summary: Broken Spokes, not Broken Dreams

We return this week from the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, exhausted, but excited. A series of mechanical issues throughout the week, such as broken spokes, blown tires, and rubbing knees, held us back from showing the true potential of the Eta, but I wouldn’t go anywhere near calling it a failure. We managed to reachContinue Reading

Battle Mountain Time!

Battle Mountain Time!

Its that time of the year again. Teams from around the world flock to a small town in Nevada (near the salt flats) to try their vehicle in a challenge to set the human-powered speed record. This is the final test for the vehicle we have built this summer. Upon arriving, the vehicle was nearlyContinue Reading

Questions and (long) Answers!

Questions and (long) Answers!

Hello Everyone! Today I would like to introduce the first session of Q&A with Victor Ragusila (me ). I will attempt to answer questions you have about the bike projects, especially Eta, as well as the Atlas helicopter and the Snowbird ornithopter (or anything else related to human power and engineering). Today I am answeringContinue Reading

Introducing the Engine Development Team

Introducing the Engine Development Team

Just as important as the bike is the development of an efficient and powerful engine (ie. human), so I’d like to introduce the dedicated team that’s been helping me with training, stretching, biomechanics, fitting and nutrition!   Emre, Ryan and Magda at Quest Health and Performance have been leading my strength and off-the-bike conditioning program since February.Continue Reading

Aerodynamic Design of Eta

Aerodynamic Design of Eta

A lot of what it takes to go break the world record at Battle Mountain is the efficiency of the external aerodynamic shape. A huge amount of work had been done to design and optimize the shape of Eta prior to the start of summer to ensure we get the least drag on the vehicle. InContinue Reading

Todd and Cameron are Doing an AMA tomorrow!

Todd and Cameron are Doing an AMA tomorrow!

Ever had a question you wanted to ask the guys who built the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter and Snowbird Human-Powered Helicopter? Head over to Reddit on Wednesday (tomorrow) at 7:30 pm and post away! Todd and Cameron will be doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) where they will be answering your questions about the Atlas, Snowbird, ourContinue Reading

Kickstarter Launched for Eta Speedbike Project!

Kickstarter Launched for Eta Speedbike Project!

Hey everyone, We’ve just launched our Kickstarter campaign for the Eta Speedbike Project! The goal of this project is to build an ultra-efficient bike capable of breaking the World Human-Powered Speed Record at 133.8 Km/h! We’ve been grateful for the support of our friends, family, collaborators, and public in the past and invite you to beContinue Reading

Our First Eta Video!

Our First Eta Video!

As you might have seen, AeroVelo is back this summer to break the human-powered speed record at 133.8 km/h (83.1mph). Check out our new video!      

The First Look at the New Design!

The First Look at the New Design!

After years of dreaming about the ultimate bicycle, AeroVelo is excited to finally present Eta: a two wheeled-speed demon designed to significantly surpass highway speed limits on less than one horse power and to break the current land-speed record of 133.8 km/hr. Eta builds off of last year’s Bluenose design (which reached 125.0 km/hr) with several similarities and many key differences.Continue Reading

Summer Begins: A New Challenge and an Awesome New Team!

Summer Begins: A New Challenge and an Awesome New Team!

Nearly a year has passed since the Sikorksy Prize Winning Flight of the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter. But don’t worry the fun’s not over yet!! Goal September 2014: To break the human-powered land-speed record of 133.8 km/hr. That’s right, 133 km/hr on level ground… on a bicycle! As with everything we do, our mission is to do moreContinue Reading

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