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Old 11-14-2017, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are several similar designs like this. See recumbents.com for another version. These are quite cost effective. I use white Gorilla tape and 5/8" OD PVC hoops to stabilize some of my shells.
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Took a break from assembling the body to play with my phaserunner - previously I had been running a no-name Chinese controller with the partially faired trike, and was topping out around 40mph. Unloaded, wheel speed peaked at ~45mph. Tweaking the field weakening setting, I was able to get a motor speed of ~5100rpm, or ~51mph. Going this far had very undesirable effects on power consumption, but a very slightly field weakening effect seemed to actually improve (unloaded) power consumption at max RPM.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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