def215 wrote:thanks todd.
i did recently buy a mystery 60a controller because that was all i could find on ebay(i couldnt find the 80a or 100a at the time i bought it, but a day after i did buy it, i get suggestions for the 80a controller. oh well, its cheap enough that if i did destroy it, i wouldnt be too pissed.) all i needed to hear was that it was holding up. *knock on wood* im not terribly heavy (like around 120lbs.) so im hoping this will last me at least a season of riding. this time i should hook up my wattmeter instead of just thinking its doing fine
i gotta say todd, your friction drive setups always made me want to build one. now that i have one together, i regret not doing it sooner, even though it is on a standup scooter
I would add at least an extra cap the the esc. I don't know if that has helped or not but we've had one on there ever since I put her bike together.
I'm interested in hearing how long it holds up on your scooter. Since it's a smaller wheel I wonder if it takes more amps to get it going. I realize the size of the wheel doesn't change the top speed but in my mind it seems like it might change the torque required to move it. If I'm wrong I hope someone else chimes in.
Keep in mind that we're only running her on 5s lipo with a top speed of 18 to 19 mph. I wouldn't push that esc much more than that. I think I've mentioned it before but we also keep a spare 60 amp esc in my panniers just in case she smokes one. Heck, they're almost as cheap as a fuse, may as well have a spare.
Glad to hear you're enjoying friction drive. It sure is a cheap way to get into this hobby (or obsession as it were).