The laboratory experimental machines Orlowski city Palace of pioneers named after Yuri Gagarin a lot of interesting and original works. At the regional exhibitions NTTM they attract the attention of visitors of all ages. And no wonder! The search range of the young designers wide: training glider and walking robot, a flying car and microtracker. With every new car the guys are in the way of true researchers: outlining the purpose, carefully studying the existing experience, then, given their own capabilities, define the technical requirements to future design and finally design and build it. So was born a twin recumbent LEM-05 (laboratory of experimental machines, 5-I model), the creation of the device, which says the head of the laboratory of engineer V. I. Borodec.
On the idea of building the velomobile guys got the message about the creation of such machines by the Vilnius enthusiasts. Began to collect information, charts, drawings, built the breadboard. So gradually formed the idea of how to be our recumbent. Decided to make it double and four-wheel. The body, though not as streamlined as drop-shaped cabin sports pedal cars must be roomy enough for a bench seat car. Sedentary fit chosen not only as the most usual and convenient: it allows better use of muscle strength. A number of requirements for powertrain were forced to abandon conventional veloplivd — rotary pedals with a chain drive. The choice fell on ratchet suspension pedals> which has no dead spots, and, most importantly, allows due to this emphasis in the seatback developing force in 1,5—2 times more than on the bike. Connecting each pedal with his hepatica, you can do all drives are independent. This will allow you to operate the pedals alternately and at once. In addition, the drive easily translated to “manual traction”: the pedals are replaced and supplemented by an oscillating hand levers. This will serve as a recumbent and Bicycle, and vehicle for disabled people.