Hi all. Long time listener, first time poster...
I've been around here for about 5 years but never posted (that I can remember) under the name thebiggerboat. I just didn't have much to contribute until I got closer to being able to start a conversion. Which I am pretty much ready to do.
I have been salivating over this motor (although the 560V+ Metric mind one) for years, and knew I'd never get one due to price. At these prices, I'm in. Assuming I have read the posts right and not missed anyone the hypothetical group buy numbers stand at this (please correct me if I'm wrong):
Up to $2K: Four interested
Up to $1.5K: Five interested
My question is, with all the looking and scouring I've done in the last little while the problem appears to be (at the very least) the controller. No support, needs someone smart to figure it out etc...
From what everyone else has seen, what is the best realistic guess at whether the controller will be usable? From my perspective generally speaking (very broad generalisation here) AZD wouldn't have aquired these controllers if they couldn't use them. Now we all may need to do some work and get some equipment and cables and whatever to do what they were going to do, but ultimately they should be useable right? And they should at the very least get us a drivable drivetrain with that motor and that controller (all things being equal)?
So, the reason I bring this up. I'm looking all over the interwebs and the consensus appears to be that yes, short of AZD having had a mental moment and buying something that is not useable, this is correct. It may take some time but if you get this controller and that motor it should work and work well. With maybe a little to a lot of work.
If it gets me a good AC controller and a good AC motor, even if it were just me, would that get a better price? The costs for the extra kit would obviously be on me and anyone else that might want one. But if they move more product and it gets everyone a better hypothetical bulk price, put me down for a controller too.
And if it helps, Jodie wanted the bulk lot of up to 4 sets of the following:
If throwing all this extra stuff helps out, as I'll want all of those things at some point, make it 5 sets of the ancillaries and I'll take one lot.
This is all dependant on the overall price in the end, but I'd rather just get everything as I know they are about what I want and then play the waiting game getting it all connected together. I hate hate hate knowing that I passed something up and then finding out I waited too long and my dream thingy turned out to be better priced than I'd ever find again
I'd be happy to help out with correspondence if you need someone to assist with getting answers from these suppliers Stiive. I'm in the Army and deal with international shipping as part of what I do (try freighting multiple Abrams Tank and helicopters to different countries on civilan assets on the same day...I dare you). The one thing I can't help with in the way I'd like is actually
shipping. I know how to talk to these people and to get things sliding around the planet the way I want at the price I want but I can't use any of the avenues to assist with cheap movement I would use in my work like throwing the stuff in the back of one of my aircraft that happens to be in the area.
Because that would be fraud. And I need a better reason for prison.