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by jonescg
Sat, 20 Nov 2010, 18:33
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: E-Formula Extreme - Sydney presentation
Replies: 64
Views: 9323

E-Formula Extreme - Sydney presentation

I just got this reply from Grant Cresswell about eFX. Finally! Australia might have an e-moto class race! Hi Chris The good news, eFX is happening next year (hopefully with TTXGP), the current provisional calendar is as follows: Rnd 2 of FX, 2 stakedown/grading eFX races Wakefield Park Raceway (NSW)...
by jonescg
Mon, 01 Nov 2010, 02:26
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

Finished all 8 packs. One of the boxes of packs remained unopened since it's arrival from China. WTF did they do? drop it from an aeroplane?? http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll53/jonescg/insulation002.jpg Anyway, it still took a perspex top reasonably well. At least now I can measure them with a ...
by jonescg
Sun, 31 Oct 2010, 19:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

Hi Everyone, I have been busy trying to clone genes from sandalwood in Canada, but I'm back and making progress on my electric RG. I spent a day at EV-works getting all the cables cut to length and crimping lugs on the ends. The motor now has a mount in the middle, making it much easier to get in an...
by jonescg
Wed, 09 Jun 2010, 02:16
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

The inside dimensions of the motor mount are 189 mm. The plate is 8 mm thick, and the Agni motors are about 137 mm each. So you're looking at a total of 479 mm end to end.

Battery packs are ~255 mm long, 175 mm wide, 90 mm tall.
by jonescg
Tue, 01 Jun 2010, 01:38
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

Hi Giles, I ordered them directly from Agni Motors in India. Contact Hasmuck Rabadia and he can arrange a sale. Just make sure he sends them with a declared value of less than $1000, otherwise you will pay the GST on top of the 5% that customs takes :(. From memory they were 742 pound sterling each.
by jonescg
Fri, 14 May 2010, 17:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

cell_man scored some A123 prismatic cells, so I snaffled up 100 of them. They should be half-way here.
by jonescg
Fri, 14 May 2010, 02:02
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

Battery packs are arriving this week! Here's 2: http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll53/jonescg/2completebatterypacksb.jpg I also got my new shock absorber! http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll53/jonescg/Newshock.jpg The Cycle Analyst is 90% of a battery management system... Charging isn't monitore...
by jonescg
Sat, 08 May 2010, 20:41
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: E-Formula Extreme - Sydney presentation
Replies: 64
Views: 9323

E-Formula Extreme - Sydney presentation

These guys are actually talking with TTX-GP with a view to organise the Australian round of the TTX-GP. Bring it on!
by jonescg
Wed, 14 Apr 2010, 20:11
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: E-Formula Extreme - Sydney presentation
Replies: 64
Views: 9323

E-Formula Extreme - Sydney presentation

I might just have to register for that Image
by jonescg
Mon, 12 Apr 2010, 17:50
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

I haven't lowered the front end that much, rather just moved the bars a bit lower. I can possibly raise the front end up to the top of the tripleclamp, and this combined with 50 kg worth of batteries should load the front up considerably. The rear shock is f*!@ed and a new one is about $900, so I'm ...
by jonescg
Mon, 12 Apr 2010, 06:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

Hi All, Well today I finished up the fairings to the point where they are self-supporting. Everything is in place so I can make a list of things to put finishing touches. This is the bike as she stands now: http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll53/jonescg/A1fairings001.jpg This is how I'm holding the...
by jonescg
Fri, 09 Apr 2010, 19:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: nuclear power
Replies: 40
Views: 5582

nuclear power

I have to say, this thread is very unbiassed, informative and entertaining! Hooray! PS I'm unconvinced that Australia needs to go nuclear as we do have many other non-coal energy options at our disposal. For places like North America, Europe and parts of Asia, nuclear will have to be part of their m...
by jonescg
Sun, 04 Apr 2010, 02:51
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

Well what a productive easter saturday :) I have a bunch of pictures - if they don't fit your screen you can right-click save as open blah blah. I finally got around to building a decent workbench in my new (slightly storm-damaged) shed :) http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll53/jonescg/morebikepics...
by jonescg
Thu, 01 Apr 2010, 22:58
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: E-Formula Extreme - Sydney presentation
Replies: 64
Views: 9323

E-Formula Extreme - Sydney presentation

I reckon I can beat a Zero. Just have to finish my bike...
by jonescg
Wed, 31 Mar 2010, 20:38
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

Don't know at this stage; still waiting on my batteries. But I would hope to have a top speed of at least 150 km/h (might take a month to get there) but the 0-100 should be pretty good.
by jonescg
Sun, 28 Mar 2010, 16:13
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

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by jonescg
Fri, 26 Mar 2010, 23:17
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Need to borrow a ute (or your time)
Replies: 1
Views: 885

Need to borrow a ute (or your time)

Hi again,
I have managed to borrow a UWA vehile and moved it to my home. I would really appreciate a hand moving it from my home to UWA on Sunday. Again, call me if you can help out.

Cheers,
CHRIS
by jonescg
Thu, 25 Mar 2010, 01:56
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Need to borrow a ute (or your time)
Replies: 1
Views: 885

Need to borrow a ute (or your time)

Hi Perth EV'ers. I am getting the motor mounts welded into the frame of my electric race bike, and fingers crossed it will all be ready in time for the Sun Fair. I will need a hand moving it since it's a) not working yet and b) not road legal. With a bit of luck I can pick it up from the shop as ear...
by jonescg
Tue, 16 Mar 2010, 18:46
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Catavolt
Replies: 38
Views: 6087

Catavolt

That looks like an RG250 chassis ;) Great choice!
by jonescg
Mon, 15 Mar 2010, 17:37
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

A variety of sprocket sizes means different riding characteristics for different circuits http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll53/jonescg/sprockets2.jpg Bar ends to make it legal :) http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll53/jonescg/barends.jpg Starting to take shape... http://i285.photobucket.com/albu...
by jonescg
Thu, 11 Mar 2010, 01:35
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Perth Branch General Meeting Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2098

Perth Branch General Meeting Day

Hi all,
Just wanted to say thanks for the meeting, it was great to see lots of keen EV'ers out there. Unfortunately I couldn't stay longer than an hour, so I hope I didn't miss out on much. Are there plans afoot for the Sun Fair? I hope to get the RG ready by then.
Cheers,
CHRIS
by jonescg
Mon, 08 Mar 2010, 23:22
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Perth Branch General Meeting Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2098

Perth Branch General Meeting Day

Tuesdays are fine for me, but any day may be accommodated.
CHRIS
by jonescg
Mon, 22 Feb 2010, 22:17
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: First meeting for 2010. Tues 9th Feb
Replies: 6
Views: 3193

First meeting for 2010. Tues 9th Feb

Am I right in assuming the next meeting will be on Tuesday the 9th of March? Look forward to seeing you there!

CHRIS
by jonescg
Thu, 11 Feb 2010, 20:00
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 26148

Voltron, the Electric RG!

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Sprockets Oz in Melbourne got my sprockets built after 3 months. It includes the Christmas period, but still a bit slow. $145 all told.

by jonescg
Thu, 04 Feb 2010, 04:03
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: First meeting for 2010. Tues 9th Feb
Replies: 6
Views: 3193

First meeting for 2010. Tues 9th Feb

Can I just add to the adgenda: Potential support for a West Australian entry into the TTX-GP I'm really sorry I won't be able to make it, but work is sending me to Rotto... But I'd love to show you Voltron so far, and the plans I have in mind for the TTX-GP. I have decided I will pay for it's constr...