I took the bike out for a ride yesterday, pedalled it 5 km or so, won't be doing that again; amazing cushy ride, but too springy to pedal efficiently and the chain guard obviously rubs the whole time and the rolling resistance of these tires is just silly. I can't WAIT till its electric, it will be an AMAZING ride.
In other news, my motor is in a tumbler with the idea of removing the remaining epoxy from between the stator slots. I was hoping to have it a week ago, but c'est la vie, beggars can't be choosers and such. I can't wait to get it back and start winding it.
I'm buying some more Makita packs, so I'll have another 240 cells to go through. If I am really going to go through the effort of moulding an external case from composite I want to make the pack last for a while and need a larger parallel then I have with my current 300~ cells.
Things are coming together, although it looks like I may have to make my own dropouts, Magudaman says he wont be ready until at least March or later... I fear a long project completion date. Unfortunately I think I can get them made by my prof pretty damn quick and for free -materials, so I may go with that option till I have more cash and there is a defined product to purchase. If I make my own I would assume I'd use steel plate and get my prof to mill them to the proper curves, then go with a pinch bolt style dropout as has become popular.