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Old 05-01-2011, 04:28 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I CAN'T WAIT for you to drive that thing around.

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Old 05-01-2011, 07:36 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Almost there !
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Little video update. I didn't get to spin up the motors today due to getting bogged down with fitting the 12v battery and sorting the led lights.
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Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the ammeter goes into the red and reads 2000 Amps, that's bad.
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Tested the traction systems this evening. All good so far. Need to start thinking battery pack and charger soon ........

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Old 05-12-2011, 04:37 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Very Very nice Jack!!! So clean and beautiful!!! I bet you are tempted to go take a little test drive. That's going to be fun.
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Soooo anyway decided to try out something i'd been thinking about since starting the pipe heating and bending for the bike frame. Could i pass a few thousand amps through the steel pipe and use electricity to heat it up for forming? Then answer seems to be yes.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:57 PM   #78 (permalink)
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fyi, on the pipe input power from the wall you averaged about 3476 watts (15.8 amps @220V) per second for the first 136 seconds of heating time.
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So i finally got around to some more work on the bike. Built up a 96v polymer pack and hit the gas :



The first rather whimpy attempt was at 100amps battery current. I ramped it up to 150 amps for take 2. The bouncing was caused by the battery current limit kicking in and out.
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Great !
The next big leap is taking it out on the road, I'd guess ?

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