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Old 04-11-2008, 07:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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So a little update....

Me and a friend fabricated the motor mount and got the motor faceplate drilled and ready to countersink... then we can mount the motor to the frame and get the chain on there and some load testing done. We made it out of 3/8 Aluminum.

We're chosing to use steel angle iron for the battery box first revision... once we figure out what we want, it'l be copy paste. Plus, we can use it for the second bike we've got. Its coming along, but 6 hrs a week isn't much...

I picked up an electric Go-Kart for $200. Its got an ADC A89 motor, complete chassis, extra tires and wheels, 2 24V chargers, some gauges, contactors. Just needed a controller and batteries. Should be running fairly soon.

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Old 04-11-2008, 08:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I trust you're taking & posting pics too? Don't be shy to link to your blog if you are, or if you're posting more info there. Nobody here will mind - and it may send a steady trickle of traffic your way. (Stick the link in your sig.)

How about that cache of Curtii you picked up? Have you had a chance to try any of them?

Nice find on the go kart, too.
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www.evfr.net is the blog.. good idea on the signature...

I post pics from time to time, I'm taking in a camera because I actually have something to show... I'll take a pic of the frontend of my charger.

No go on the curtis, they were all dead/broken, but may be usefull for packaging later. The power boards look useable. Control boards are mostly shot.

I'm excited about the go-kart. Synkromotive said they've got some prototype boards that we could stuff for 400A instead of 600A and run at lower voltages instead of 144. So I might get it working pretty quick.
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Oh, and I got some nice dual headlights... pic on the blog.
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so, got the motor spinning the rear tire... just need to mount batteries and controller and I can start actually riding her for test.

Its in an industrial area, so we'll test and get her perfected before I register it.

So here's the video:
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Woohoo! Congrats on the big milestone.
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I got some more work done, we fabricated some battery trays, and should have them finished by next week. Then we can wire this b*tch up!

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Another little update:


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Old 05-24-2008, 10:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Any estimates to first road test?

Lookin' good!
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We're finalizing the battery cage tues hopefully.... crimping cables tues/thurs and then hopefully wiring the wholedamnthing on Saturday.....

It'l be fun fun fun! You'll all get to preview the PDA/Controller link

BMS still needs finalization on the board layout.

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