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Pedelec prototype with HettlageVariator on Eurobike exhibition

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Visitors of this years Eurobike exhibition in Friedrichshafen (Germany) might catch a glimpse of the latest application of the HettlageVariator. The Japanese manufacturer Sunstar Engineering Inc. is displaying a bicycle equipped with their ibike pedelec motor using the HettlageVariator for transmission.
The Eurobike is one of the largest international bicycle exhibitions and is held this year […]

WTR 2010: Photos online

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Finally the photos taken at the Wind Turbine Race 2010 in Stauning, Denmark are online. Please click here to view the slide show »

WTR 2010 report #7: Drizzle and trouble

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The last day of the Wind Turbine Race at Stauning air field is already four days ago and it is time to report about the exciting events of this Sunday. Finally the wind had picked up. But at the same time the sun of Saturday was gone and instead it rained. These were not the […]

WTR 2010 report #6: The scores of the day [UPDATE]

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

[UPDATE]: The scores shown here were not used to determine the winners of the race, since Sunday brought wind velocities above 5 m/s.
The organizing team of the race has provided us the scores of today’s race. We are posting them here although the results of today’s and yesterday’s runs might not be counted in the […]

WTR 2010 report #5: Soft wind and strong teams

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Now the second day of racing is ending. The wind today let the teams down again although the average wind velocity was slightly higher than yesterday. All teams were able to race their cars twice against other teams with three cars in every heat.
Both the Kiel and the Stuttgart team won both of the heats […]

WTR 2010 report #4: A lazy morning after a busy night

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Our third day at the site of the Wind Turbine Race has begun. Most teams have spent many hours last night to make adjustments and fine ups on their vehicles. Obviously no-one was much too satisfied with yesterday’s race. But this seems to be more due to the unfavourable wind conditions.
Right now not much is […]

WTR 2010 report #3: The slug race

Friday, September 24th, 2010

The first day of racing at Stauning airfield is ending and it is time to sum up the events of the day. Unfortunately the wind really let us down today: The highest velocity the InVentus team measured during the race was around 4 m/s. So the heats today turned out to look like a race […]

WTR 2010 report #2: The morning before the race

Friday, September 24th, 2010

The first day of the race has just started and it is already pretty busy at Stauning airfield. The teams have set their vehicles for display in the hangar of the Danish aviation museum. While preparations for the first test runs are carrying on it is time to give a quick over the teams participating […]

WTR 2010 report #1: Arrival at Stauning

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

An exciting day at Stauning (Denmark) is ending. Eckart Hettlage is visiting the site of this years Wind Turbine Race to support the InVentus team of the University of Stuttgart.
Today the attending teams have arrived and spent the day assembling their vehicles. The InVentus team has put all their strength into setting up their thoroughly […]

Wind Turbine Race 2010

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

This year’s Wind Turbine Race will be held at Stauning airport in Denmark from September 24th to 26th. Among the participating teams is InVentus, a student project at the university of Stuttgart (Germany).
At the yearly event, teams from all over Europe compete against each other in a race of wind-powered vehicles, that can drive upwind. […]


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