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by Faz
Thu, 02 Feb 2012, 20:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RC MOTORS
Replies: 5
Views: 934

RC MOTORS

If you want a cheapy throttle, Oatley electronics in Australia sell two types. Priced at about $9 and $14 dollars.
http://secure.oatleyelectronics.com//in ... 23c56f816d
by Faz
Thu, 02 Feb 2012, 20:42
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Fully electric motorcycle can reach speeds of 160k
Replies: 5
Views: 1503

Fully electric motorcycle can reach speeds of 160k

I got lost at the "High performance & chopper" bit?
by Faz
Thu, 19 Jan 2012, 21:33
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Richo's AC Handi Sports
Replies: 84
Views: 10446

Richo's AC Handi Sports

Oh God, please let the first part of the conversion be a paint job. Image
by Faz
Thu, 12 Jan 2012, 20:48
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Solar Panels?
Replies: 20
Views: 1887

Solar Panels?

Or integrate cells into the body panels, ie: make the bonnet and roof out of fibreglass and embed solar cells.
by Faz
Thu, 12 Jan 2012, 20:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Building electric vehicles professionally
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Building electric vehicles professionally

I said engineering not Arts!
by Faz
Thu, 12 Jan 2012, 19:32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Building electric vehicles professionally
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Building electric vehicles professionally

If only I had an engineering degree.
by Faz
Wed, 11 Jan 2012, 18:59
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Solar Panels?
Replies: 20
Views: 1887

Solar Panels?

Do you actually have a source for the 100V panel? Because reaching 100V's means something near 166 cells in a panel!!!!!
by Faz
Fri, 06 Jan 2012, 20:19
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale: Lotus Elise EV
Replies: 6
Views: 656

For Sale: Lotus Elise EV

Has this sold?
With the use of the gearbox do you have any electronic means of assisting gear change or do you still have a clutch?
by Faz
Tue, 29 Nov 2011, 17:02
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation
Replies: 73
Views: 14945

Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation

Faz, you seem to be missing several points. Firstly, you seem to think arguing the matter with me will achieve something. I see your tendency to jump to conclusion extends beyond predicting accident statistics to Psychology as well. By all means keep writing your rather pointless "arguments" in thi...
by Faz
Fri, 25 Nov 2011, 22:44
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation
Replies: 73
Views: 14945

Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation

20km/h = motorcycle? I think its time to get yours serviced! By your argument most motorcycles should be banned. If a motorcycle is not driven to top speed there ceases to be a reason for it. All motorcycles greater than 110cc should be banned because they can't be ridden legally on the freeway at t...
by Faz
Thu, 24 Nov 2011, 20:41
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation
Replies: 73
Views: 14945

Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation

If the 500 watt machine is not ridden at top speed then there ceases to be any valid use for it. Bullsh*t, ascending hills would be one very valid use for it. You seem to be pushing this connection of fast ebike = motorcycle. Fair bit of difference between a 500W ebike (which has less performance f...
by Faz
Mon, 21 Nov 2011, 20:20
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation
Replies: 73
Views: 14945

Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation

Like comparing apples to oranges.

I can't see electric motorcycles taking any customers from the ebike market.
by Faz
Tue, 01 Nov 2011, 20:26
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: WA EV Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 6895

WA EV Challenge

Richo wrote: What are you talking about carbon is like only $50 per tonne Image


Hmmm business idea!

Step 1. Buy Carbon at $50/tonne
Step 2. Knit it into cloth
Step 3. Profit!!!!!!!!!
by Faz
Mon, 31 Oct 2011, 20:52
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: WA EV Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 6895

WA EV Challenge

Adverse Effects wrote: it fell off the back of a truck so it was free?


Still wouldn't help. Taken from the ev challenge rules;
4. Materials and services that are donated or obtained second hand (or stolen) must have their full , fair value included in the final cost.
by Faz
Thu, 20 Oct 2011, 21:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Arcspeed
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Arcspeed

Vaporware doesn't need roll bars. Image
by Faz
Fri, 14 Oct 2011, 20:53
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Stuart's Work in progress
Replies: 58
Views: 9201

Stuart's Work in progress

I've always seen the problem of constructing a car for the ev challenge in the rule that the costs must not exceed $1200. Even if I were to fibreglass my own shell (taking into account producing the mould) the cost of the chassis would be about half (or more) of the allowable limit. Which then doesn...
by Faz
Thu, 13 Oct 2011, 21:56
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Stuart's Work in progress
Replies: 58
Views: 9201

Stuart's Work in progress

Cool.
Have you got an idea of motor and battery specs yet?

What material are you planning to construct it from?
by Faz
Wed, 12 Oct 2011, 20:34
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Stuart's Work in progress
Replies: 58
Views: 9201

Stuart's Work in progress

Are you planning on making this a licensed vehicle or is it a toy/go-kart?
by Faz
Mon, 03 Oct 2011, 00:51
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation
Replies: 73
Views: 14945

Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation

How long can you do an unpowered 40kph for Faz? How far then? 20km? Contador's average speed of 2009 tour de france was 40.32 kph. Should we all be like this? What is wrong with us mortals? My $600 1100W bike fulfils my constraints - and I will wager many more other people would sign up if they cou...
by Faz
Thu, 22 Sep 2011, 22:31
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation
Replies: 73
Views: 14945

Ebike Power limits, proposed legislation

I don't see why you need to repeat yourself. You said this in your first post. One thing I didn't mention in posting about climbing my local hill is that I weigh 96 kg on my own and my trike is about 30 kg, so being able to ascend that hill at about 12 km/h would indicated that 200/400 watts is not...
by Faz
Wed, 07 Sep 2011, 00:45
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Low cost BMS
Replies: 386
Views: 51434

Low cost BMS

Why are you doing them in the oven? I would have thought it would take about the same time to hand solder them.
by Faz
Wed, 07 Sep 2011, 00:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 29914

Voltron, the Electric RG!

It looks pretty cool with the black paint.
by Faz
Tue, 06 Sep 2011, 20:32
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Voltron, the Electric RG!
Replies: 142
Views: 29914

Voltron, the Electric RG!

Can you post a photo of the tank in place?

You need to buy some foam and start shaping the tail piece now.
by Faz
Sun, 28 Aug 2011, 21:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Aluminium-Ion Battery Technology
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

Aluminium-Ion Battery Technology

Cells with 5 times the energy density of LiFePO4 have been made already and they expect 8-9 times LiFePO4 energy densities after R&D!
I'm suspicious. Seems far too good to be true.
by Faz
Tue, 16 Aug 2011, 21:08
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted - 3-ph Motor (>60kW)
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Wanted - 3-ph Motor (>60kW)

Pity the industrial motors weigh as much as the ICE they are replacing.