Ignoring my long bout with the 5305 hub motor (groan... I could just forget all of that) I have spent the majority of my time playing with "9C type" motors.
Remember when I landed those 8x8 turns? Those were fun... but 29mm is so little iron
Then we started landing those sweet 35mm HS3540's with sensors. I thought those were great and only just last night finally smoked one.
24S 70A limit
Ebikes.ca 12fet 40A controller modded with nothing but solder on the shunt
(that is how awesome those controllers are out of the box - 100V 70A - thanks Justin!)
So yea... when the cover reads 84C and you go in to eat dinner... then you come out 30 minutes later and it reads 89C.... well that is it. It stinks, its loud, and I done broke it. Time to move on. No looking back.
So some time back (when I decided to throw my life down the toilet
) I retired the KMX trike that had treated me so well. At the time I used to fuss over the fact that it could only take a 20" or 24" wheel but now... oh sweet Jesus... now that is just what I need. A machine that yearns for a 20" wheel filled with this sweet meat
Ok... ok... I totally get it that it makes WAY more sense to run a smaller, lighter, faster spinning in-runner with some gearing. Believe me... I totally get it. My first EV was a Steve Neu motor with a planetary gearbox and 14" prop pulling me on a skateboard. RC motors ROCK!
But I am a mechanical retard. My friends (for the most part) are mechanical retards too and retards who like to have fun gravitate toward that which will give them the most pleasure for the least pain. This is it. Right here. Sprung weight? yea... Single gear? Yea... but looky looky!!!
You see that gaper?
omfg... and those are already huge wires coming out. This is the shit right here - no doubt.
Now it is a little rough around the edges.. this aint for Mr. Fussy Pants who wants everything to look pretty. The men who made these motors had raw performance in mind and so a little finish work is to be expected. A second set of holes was drilled for bicycle spokes (which I like - I will be using 14G standard bicycle spokes that I measure, cut, and thread myself). The holes are not the best... some of them are not all the way through and some are dished (to accept the spoke head) while others are not. All that is fine though - I am just stoked that someone got the work started for me. If I wanted pretty I would just look at all the pictures I have of Luke's mom.
Isn't this always my story though? Am I not the phool who always jumps in on the first or second round of motors before all the bugs are worked out?
I wouldn't have it any other way
Just thick... that is how I like them
And would you just look at that? OMFG can anyone say huge axle?
Kenny should take a few notes here.... My guess is that this one wont just strip off the first time I put a 10' breaker bar on it
So yea - that is all I have for now.
My super-trike is in the Santa Cruz mountains. I plan to collect it in the next few days. In the mean time I need to measure and cut up some spokes. I need to find a nice wide 20" rim. I need a really good hard tire (because I want to do smokey smokeshow burnouts to impress the cops). I need to velcro my pack down and I should be ready to go
Oh yea.... I hardly even have a controller... so I guess I will continue to use my modded out ebikes.ca 12 fet. I am going to see what that thing is made of. When it finally dies I will throw it on the pile of electronics we call Matthews desk and he can get his practice troubleshooting fets
This batch is for friends and family.
One for me, one for Matthew, one for my Mystery Machinist, and two for my esteemed love brother in the UK. I dont know what he will do with his - but I hope it involves a skinny guy popping a wheelie and busting his face up
Seriously though - if you are in the UK and looking for one I would think about checking Jozztek in the near future.
As for me - After I get done testing these I think I will carry nothing but these motors for a while and see how things go. I think they will be the perfect complement to my new run of 18 fet controllers (that will never come to be...).