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by Salty9
Wed, 22 May 2013, 07:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Some "don'ts" for EV building
Replies: 60
Views: 11003

Some "don'ts" for EV building

Don't expect to recoup your EV investment by selling the vehicle
by Salty9
Tue, 17 Apr 2012, 09:20
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Hub motor swing arm
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Hub motor swing arm

Have you considered re-purposing a swing arm from a motorcycle?
by Salty9
Mon, 08 Aug 2011, 18:56
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Electric Trikes for Road Use
Replies: 13
Views: 4611

Electric Trikes for Road Use

Instructions for converting an alternator are available for free in several places on the web just google "converting alternator to motor". But, as Widodo said in Alternator Conversions there are positive benefits to leaving the rotor as it is. Starting with a voltage applied to the rotor that is ju...
by Salty9
Mon, 08 Aug 2011, 05:57
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Electric Trikes for Road Use
Replies: 13
Views: 4611

Electric Trikes for Road Use

Another caveat with most aero motors is that they depend on prop wash for cooling and the magnets don't care for heat. Have you considered an automobile alternator used as a motor? This link discusses this use:
Alternator used as motor
by Salty9
Tue, 31 May 2011, 08:49
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: AC vs`DC debate
Replies: 25
Views: 3874

AC vs`DC debate

Have you got prices from GreenMotorSports? I agree that AC is preferable to DC but is more expensive.
by Salty9
Wed, 27 Apr 2011, 16:29
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: ADC/Curtis-reduced torque at start up?
Replies: 21
Views: 4715

ADC/Curtis-reduced torque at start up?

lou-ace at:

http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/sh ... 57893.html

has been having problems similar to yours. Don't know if they are related but I found this article about low speed Curtis 1231:

http://cafeelectric.com/curtis/FirstFeet.html
by Salty9
Wed, 21 Apr 2010, 15:50
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Im new,
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Im new,

The people at:

RCGroups

Do a lot of motor rewinding and modification but it is mostly for RC applications
by Salty9
Fri, 27 Nov 2009, 06:38
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: measuring magnetic field strength
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

measuring magnetic field strength

I found this on the RC forum.

DIY Gauss Meter
by Salty9
Sun, 20 Sep 2009, 15:41
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: ISIS project electric motor
Replies: 4
Views: 914

ISIS project electric motor

Another axial flux motor having its roots at Northern Territory University can be found at:

http://www.ngmcorp.com/Products/Motors/ ... 101200.pdf

A story about the motor is at:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dy ... ge=printer
by Salty9
Sat, 15 Aug 2009, 18:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Salty9 Hybrid
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

Salty9 Hybrid

Thanks for the feedback. It made me think about what I really wanted to do.

I got my initial inspiration from the TRex trike which is way more than I want or need.

I decided to go with a hybrid as my usual trip is 100km of highway driving dodging logging trucks and 20km of urban driving.
by Salty9
Tue, 11 Aug 2009, 20:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Salty9 Hybrid
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

Salty9 Hybrid

I don't know if this is the proper protocol as I do not have a vehicle started yet but have been sporadically planning to build a hybrid trike for a number of years. My plans are: Rear wheel and motor from Honda 450 Front sub frame from small Asian car Steerable front wheels driven by converted alte...
by Salty9
Tue, 11 Aug 2009, 18:59
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Using an alternator as a motor.
Replies: 40
Views: 8656

Using an alternator as a motor.

I have been investigating alternators used as motors and have just discovered this thread. My biggest hangup so far is trying determine the kind and configuration of hall effect sensors. I did find an interesting site using an alternator: http://www.evfr.net/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=11&pos=...