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by jonescg
Mon, 12 Apr 2010, 17:50
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 28870

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: 28870

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: 6236

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: 28870

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: 10429

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: 28870

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: 28870

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: 994

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: 994

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: 6917

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: 28870

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: 2245

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: 2245

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: 3398

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: 28870

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: 3398

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...
by jonescg
Thu, 04 Feb 2010, 02:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 28870

Voltron, the Electric RG!

I realised I will need to counter-weight the motor on the left hand side with something heavy, motor-like and ... well it finally dawned on me that the other motor might as well hang out the right-hand side! This leaves some valuable room to put $6k worth of LiFePO4 cells too. A bit of cardboard aid...
by jonescg
Tue, 02 Feb 2010, 23:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 28870

Voltron, the Electric RG!

Okay, for those of you in Perth who are looking for sprockets and chains, go no further than http://www.motionindustries.com.au/Default.aspx

These guys stock 19 mm hubs perfect for the Agni motor shaft. Sprockets Oz can go blow!
by jonescg
Tue, 02 Feb 2010, 18:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 28870

Voltron, the Electric RG!

Peak power from both motors is probably around 60 hp. Not sure how that will translate into rear wheel power till I a) build it and b) put it on the dyno.

Original power was 45 hp from a 250 cc parallel twin two-stroke.
by jonescg
Mon, 01 Feb 2010, 18:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 28870

Voltron, the Electric RG!

Picked up a tank yesterday. I will make a mould of it and try to re-cast it in fibreglass or carbon fibre. This way I can make it a little taller and a little wider to fit the batteries underneath, and it reduces the weight by about 2.5 kg. http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll53/jonescg/tank001.jpg
by jonescg
Fri, 29 Jan 2010, 00:57
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 28870

Voltron, the Electric RG!

Nope, these puppies are brushed. The brushes are good for 110 Volts, but the motor will probably fly to pieces at >6000 rpm. Probably a good thing :) My motor mounts were cut out by Action Laser Cutting http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley20.gif Very happy with the results. Goodwill Engineering ...
by jonescg
Wed, 27 Jan 2010, 18:07
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Perth Branch Meeting Nov 10th 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 3177

Perth Branch Meeting Nov 10th 2009

I'll be at the Sun Fair, hopefully :)
by jonescg
Tue, 26 Jan 2010, 01:39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Emissions trading scheme gripe
Replies: 78
Views: 9142

Emissions trading scheme gripe

They're called steel wheels. Locomotives use them Image
by jonescg
Tue, 26 Jan 2010, 01:38
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Perth Branch Meeting Nov 10th 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 3177

Perth Branch Meeting Nov 10th 2009

Bugger. I'll be on Rotto during that time. Oh well Image
by jonescg
Mon, 25 Jan 2010, 18:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Emissions trading scheme gripe
Replies: 78
Views: 9142

Emissions trading scheme gripe

Cheers, I knew it was less than 0.1% I just couldn't be bothered looking it up http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif The US geological Survey says the opposite to what Wiki says... so maybe no-one really knows. Totally agree on reducing the amount of CO2 we emit. Just that while one mole of...