jkbrigman wrote:1) I can travel up a 45 degree, 1200 ft incline at 14mph, no pedaling, and nothing gets warm.
dogman wrote:45 degree? I seriously doubt it. 45% believable. Most people cannot even stand on a 45 degree slope. To most people 15 degrees looks like 45 degrees.
Cargo_Tom wrote:First test ride today limited to 25A and 25kph
-> Hills no longer exist
-> Headwinds no longer exist
-> 700 lbs Hauling capacity checks out as long as I pedal along
-> 35 mi range (my commute is 10 mi total)
-> refuelling costs about a dime
The simulator estimation turned out to be very conservative
Edit: The build isnt finished yet as there is still some loose ends, but Damn this is FUN!
Cargo_Tom wrote:I have a GPS analogger that I have yet to install, so I hope to gets lots of yummy electrical data to share later on.
jkbrigman wrote:I get the vibe that your bike is REALLY going to be a daily driver - that you'll be putting many, many miles on that bike over the course of a year?
A handlebar Analogger power switch external to the weatherproof housing is a big plus so you can easily start a new data file on the fly to capture a particular hill, flat, or other predetermined test run w/o trying to pick the data out of a running data stream. Starting a fresh file also helps ensure that 'interesting' data is not broken across two files. This is a big time saver and well worth the effort.
dnmun wrote:did your chargers have the 240/115V selector switch?
dnmun wrote:what is the model number for your kingpan chargers?
dnmun wrote:did you consider trying again with the smaller transistors, the TO-220 size? i saw the insulating layer for the big ones on an ebay site this morning, and wondered if that woulda made any difference.