Amphibian velomobile from Czech Republic

This vehicle is absolute surprise. Can you imagine amphibian velomobile? I have seen some amphibian bikes usualy with ugly look but this machine is so nice!

It is a homebuilt velomobile with linear pedaling, hydraulic steering with steering wheel (!) and electric assist. And the most interesteing thing is that it can be used as a boat!

On the web page www.esoteric-david.eu you can find some more pictures from the building process and above pictures also 6 links to great videos. The best one is here which shows the velomobile going into water.

We hope to come with more information soon.

Oh, I forget. The name of builder is David Buchwaldek

The rear part of czech amphibian velomobile which is probably the nicest amphibian human powered vehicle I have ever seen

The rear part of czech amphibian velomobile which is probably the nicest amphibian human powered vehicle I have ever seen

3D visualisation of the amphibian velomobile called HEPAV

3D visualisation of the amphibian velomobile called HEPAV

sharp nose of the HEPAV amphibian velomobile

sharp nose of the HEPAV amphibian velomobile



amphibian velomobile from Jan Jan on Vimeo.

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15 Responses

  1. Pixelman says:

    Nice ! The design looks great !

  2. Phil says:

    Outstanding :o) I want one! Does it get wet inside? What happens if it turns over?

  3. Loumaye says:

    Ou peut-on trouver, voir et essayer le amphibious velomobile? Quel est son prix?
    Merci pour votre réponse

  4. john peacock says:

    love it! want one, please?

  5. David Buchwaldek says:

    Thanks for your nice reaction :-) David

  6. Myrtonos says:

    The next step would be to make at least the rear wheel retractable, and to provide clutches for both the propeller and the driven wheel.

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  8. chuck says:

    will try and post links of hydro foils. look them up. hydro foils are the only way to go in the ultra light class because they require so much less energy. a 1 hp motor can produce 15 to 20 knots. another thing to look at the “air engine”. consider adding a squat machine leg press over top of the pedals. with hydrolics or block an tackle you could produce some real pressure… you could even add an arm pull to store air pressure. fiber glass air tanks would add to floation. still working on theory of how a compreser works how do you add to a 2500 psi tank when you can only develop 500psi per push? I am told its do-able. will try and send videos of what I have now. hydrogen fuel cells are easy and could run a small motor/drive electric generator with flywheel, I want to go 30 or 40 mph or more on the water!

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