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Post by Catavolt » Tue, 31 Jan 2012, 18:12

http://www.formula-xtreme.com.au/xtreme ... enDocument

There is 3 new bikes due to hit the grid that I know of.

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Post by jonescg » Tue, 31 Jan 2012, 22:51

NICE! I heard a school group in Adelaide were building one, Varley has one, and some fellow called Mike? And Dan, yourself and maybe Voltron. Most likely not with me on it though :(
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Post by Catavolt » Wed, 01 Feb 2012, 14:43

It would be good to see Voltron again did you get some new Agnis? or is it a new build.

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Post by jonescg » Thu, 02 Feb 2012, 01:14

Hey Jon, I'd love to get Voltron back over. I have two new Agni's lined up, so finders crossed they will arrive in time. They are the new 111Rs - pretty similar peak ratings, but the continuous ratings are higher, so I can go further without smoking them. Again, time, money and DC motors are in short supply. Great news about the fee reduction at least. In any case, if I can't afford to go, I really want someone else to make use of the bike. It would be racing at their expense, but at least they didn't have to pay for the build.

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Post by Catavolt » Thu, 02 Feb 2012, 01:46

The new Agni's sound cool , I dont know if I will run last years bike again.
Im thinking of selling it or getting it registered or both.

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Post by Thalass » Tue, 06 Mar 2012, 15:24

Did you work out what the cause of the motors burning out?

It'd be a real shame to not have Voltron racing. Who am i supposed to barrack for if there's nobody from Perth? hahaha

Oh well, good luck to all the teams for this year's racing!
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Post by jonescg » Thu, 12 Apr 2012, 17:01

Thalass,
The motors burned out cause I was dumping too much current through them Image It is a real shame Voltron won't be there this year, but I have some serious teaching commitments this year, and besides, Voltron II is going to be a much better bike.

And I see it might only be Daniel and Jon's bikes out on the grid this first round. I was hoping there would at least be three bikes without me.

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Post by Faz » Thu, 12 Apr 2012, 21:45

Hey Chris is the 80kW motor one of the ones from EVO? If so what sort of cost are you looking at delivered?

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Post by jonescg » Fri, 13 Apr 2012, 19:43

Hi Faz
Yeah, I plan on getting an Evo AFM140-3. It costs about $9000 delivered Image I'm going to run it on a 450 V DC bus, which means probably only about 320 volts to the motor. Assuming 300 A max from the controller, that's about 96 kW peak. Provided the controller can deliver, I won't risk blowing anything up... Which is good cause it's too damn expensive Image

Voltron will need another $3-4 k spent on it to get road worthy again, so that can wait I think.
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Post by Richo » Fri, 13 Apr 2012, 20:50

Ouch $9k Image
Still is ok for size and performance.
I would have to spin a poor little AC Induction motor to 12,000 RPM to do the same power for the same weight!
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