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by Floont
Aug 12, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11

amberwolf wrote:How is your cat doing, Floont?
He is still alive but suffers from the affect of the smoke inhalation. He is old for a cat (15 years), but he lumbers around just fine.

Thank you for asking!

FA
by Floont
Oct 06, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11

I'm pretty sure they use LiFePO4. But the frame is what's great :-) Ping packs should be very safe. I hope you are well now, Floont! I and my family and cat are now well after the LiPo fire that took my house, bike and almost everything I owned.. It may be unreasonable of me to stay away from LiPo ...
by Floont
Oct 06, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11

What type of batteries are used in the Stealth Bomber?

Do they need balancing?

Are they safe from fire and the like?

FA
by Floont
Sep 06, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11

By the way Floont....thought I'd mention: Your Rear x5404 on full suspension Mongoose Blackcomb was a badass build man. It would be awesome for you to rise from the ashes with Headways or a LiMn chemistry. Unfortunately, I had blown the x5404 hall sensors in it after taking the voltage to 147VDC. I...
by Floont
Sep 04, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11

How is your cat doing, Floont? The cat has healed all of his mouth wounds due to smoke inhalation and has regrown the hair on his front paws to where it looks like a "crew cut". He is doing extraordinarily well. Thanks! To others: Unattended charging is bad, especially with Lipo's. My next build wi...
by Floont
Sep 01, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11

Thank you all for your thoughtfulness.

I will return to ebiking, but I shall not return to LiPo, ever.

FA
by Floont
Aug 26, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11

Ypedal wrote:I removed a few posts, please show some respect, someone lost a house, no need to be name calling on top of it.. bad enough situation already.
Thank you for the respect, Ypedal.

I'll get back in the hobby, but without LiPo, probably LiFePO4... Probably in a year or so...

FA
by Floont
Aug 23, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11

ok. all that aside... Floont, got a paypal address we can send donations to ? ... not very rich these days but i will dish out a few and i'm sure others will as well... Is your insurance going to cover things ?.. anything to share in that regard ? I thank you with all of my heart, but insurance is ...
by Floont
Aug 23, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11

As stated before, I will never use LiPo again.

There are safer chemistries that have marginally lower energy densities. I will go back to gold ole' Lead Acid while I investigate what I need for using LiFePo in the future.

FA
by Floont
Aug 22, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla

What a bummer, sorry for your loss. Sadly, a lot of people shy away from controversy and refrain from asking serious and important questions about events that have transpired surrounding devastation such as yours. I have some questions for you though, concerning the occurrence of your fire, it woul...
by Floont
Aug 15, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla

Ypedal wrote:oy.. :(

Sorry to hear the terrible news.. ...
..
Thanks, man.
by Floont
Aug 15, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla

The fire is an absolute fact, not a sick joke. My thought is that the charger overcharged my pack and it caught them on fire and then caught my garage on fire. Beware of LiPo and cheap Chinese chargers. They'll ruin your life. Goodbye to my ebike brethren. I shall not be returning to the hobby. The...
by Floont
Aug 14, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla

RIP Monzilla...

The battery charger caught fire and burned the bike beyond recognition. It also burned my whole house down including my car and my truck.

I will never go back to ebiking again.

FA
by Floont
May 06, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Physically Unable to Pedal?
Replies: 21
Views: 752

Re: Physically Unable to Pedal?


I, personally at my age, have joint problems, which make hills a BIG problem. So, all I do is faux pedal, so as not to attract unwanted attention.

I rarely pedal in actuality, unless there's been a failure of the electrical assist of my ebike.

FA
by Floont
May 03, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Lipo Starter Kit
Replies: 30
Views: 1915

Re: Lipo Starter Kit

Trouble with those cell level alarms is that they often take power from the first two or three cells, so draining the pack unevenly, helping it go out of balance. The Hyperion 1420 charger can charge 14 in series so you can charge the pack in one go without needing to split it. I agree with Neil. T...
by Floont
Apr 29, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Doc's ULTIMATE TORQUE ARMS fit most of the frame UPDATE 2013
Replies: 578
Views: 80636

Re: Doc's ULTIMATE TORQUE ARMS fit most of the frame UPDATE

That actually surprises me, I wasn't aware that JB-weld was supposed to be very strong. I think after the first failure I'd of turned to welding if it were an option for you. Did you use any heat to cure the dp-420? I think welding is the answer to my problems. And to answer your question about usi...
by Floont
Apr 28, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who makes this torque arm???
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Who makes this torque arm???

bowlofsalad wrote: Do you use nord lock washers?...

Where can you purchase nord lock washers???

I watched the video and I'm convinced they are superior in vibration situations.

FA
by Floont
Apr 27, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla


My faithful x5404 has failed. I replaced it with my "test" x5304 and surprisingly it is peppier than the x5404. I think I'll keep it!
by Floont
Apr 27, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Doc's ULTIMATE TORQUE ARMS fit most of the frame UPDATE 2013
Replies: 578
Views: 80636

Re: Doc's ULTIMATE TORQUE ARMS fit most of the frame UPDATE

about jb weld ? maybe its enougth for less powered set up ? I've had better luck with JB-Weld than with Scotch DP-420. I've tried DP-420 several times and found that the DP-420 is too brittle for use on my ebike. Others may have different results , but I have had two failures of DP-420 due too its ...
by Floont
Apr 27, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who makes this torque arm???
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Who makes this torque arm???

Do you use nord lock washers? It's starting to seem apparent to me that without nord lock washers, the only viable option would involve either epoxy or welding. Does your torque arm obstruct any part of the rear derailleur? Mine does and I am not sure what to do to get around it. Right now I am con...
by Floont
Apr 27, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who makes this torque arm???
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Who makes this torque arm???


I use two. One for each side of the bike. So as long as I inspect the bike before each ride, I should be OK... even with a bolt.

The problem right now is I only have one installed at present, so I have to limit jackrabbit starts and high torque situations until my new torque arm comes in.
by Floont
Apr 26, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Monzilla - BURNED IN LIPO FIRE AUGUST 11
Replies: 136
Views: 14599

Re: Monzilla

I am Icarus. I flew too close to the Sun. I got too close to 150VDC and blew my throttle, my cruise-control, and worst of all, my hall effect sensors in my x5404. Fortunately, I had a spare x5304 already laced to an Alex rim and already had a Schwalbe Crazy Bob tire on it. So... after swapping out ...
by Floont
Apr 25, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who makes this torque arm???
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Who makes this torque arm???

THANKS!!!

That's the confirmation I was looking for.
by Floont
Apr 25, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who makes this torque arm???
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Who makes this torque arm???

It's funny how you can order stuff and keep every email and piece of paper, but cannot find what you're looking for when the time comes to get another. So I am asking the general population... Who makes this torque arm??? http://i540.photobucket.com/albums/gg343/floont/TorqueArm_zps07e24a2f.jpg