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by Gordo
Mar 27, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Hi power inverter for Nissan leaf motor. Dyno's 302.3hp p15
Replies: 514
Views: 49581

Re: Hi power high voltage inverter build for nissan leaf mot

Arlin took me for a ride today and my back is still a little tender. When he punches the throttle, it pushes you so hard in the seat if feels like someone just rear-ended you and you can feel every bone in your spine. :shock: :shock:
by Gordo
Mar 27, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Hi power inverter for Nissan leaf motor. Dyno's 302.3hp p15
Replies: 514
Views: 49581

Re: Hi power high voltage inverter build for nissan leaf mot

About 15 years ago. Dad and I took a roll of twine to pick a part in Calgary and we got it thought the urathane in one spot he was on the outside and me inside we found the twine wore fast so we did about 5 strokes then pulled fresh twine though and kept going it took about 40 min to get out but th...
by Gordo
Mar 26, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Hi power inverter for Nissan leaf motor. Dyno's 302.3hp p15
Replies: 514
Views: 49581

Re: Hi power high voltage inverter build for nissan leaf mot

Clint at Roadrunner Glass has been changing my windshields for years in the driveway. $230-$250. Vans, Buicks, Miata, etc. Yes he is coming Friday to my shop I got a-hold of him and he used to OWN a CRX and is stoked to check out what I have done. I plan to take him out for a rip ;) Its 325 all sai...
by Gordo
Mar 26, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Hi power inverter for Nissan leaf motor. Dyno's 302.3hp p15
Replies: 514
Views: 49581

Re: Hi power high voltage inverter build for nissan leaf mot

Clint at Roadrunner Glass has been changing my windshields for years in the driveway. $230-$250. Vans, Buicks, Miata, etc. Will you fix the windsceen for the trip? :mrgreen: (obviously just the jealousy talking here) Working on that now. Here in BC we are allowed to insure windshields and because of...
by Gordo
Feb 29, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Have anyone tried using 4S Lipo on a 12V trolling motor?
Replies: 31
Views: 7287

Re: Have anyone tried using 4S Lipo on a 12V trolling motor?

I put a 4S 100A LiFePO4 on a 12V Hooka dive system 3 years ago. 8D LEAD lasted 25-30 minutes. LiFe.PO4 is still going strong at 90 minutes. No problem with heat. :D
by Gordo
Dec 22, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Owner's feedback about Leaf "Agilis" folding ebike
Replies: 12
Views: 1755

Re: Owner's feedback about Leaf "Agilis" folding ebike

You may find a $5 thumb throttle works better for you? They work better on a snow machine and ATV and I prefer the thumb throttle on my e-bike.
by Gordo
Dec 19, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Owner's feedback about Leaf "Agilis" folding ebike
Replies: 12
Views: 1755

Re: Owner's feedback about Leaf "Agilis" folding ebike

We may need to go back to basic bicycle understanding. Little wheels, mean less stability than large wheels. Rear Hub motor with heavy battery on rear rack means unstable bike. I have two 48V 12Ah conversions. Both NOW with the battery where it belongs, in the "V" which you don't have with the foldi...
by Gordo
Dec 05, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 9 Lives? (Re: Porsche Crash)
Replies: 23
Views: 1372

Re: 9 Lives? (Re: Porsche Crash)

This is a coincidence. Last Friday I sat with a fellow who had been on total life support unable to open and eye or move a finger for 5 weeks and is now moving a bit and talking. Many doctors in 3 hospitals had written him off. I told him a very short story of doctors writing me off 5 times, so far....
by Gordo
Jan 29, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Building a Battery that will NOT cause you to wake up dead
Replies: 85
Views: 10853

Re: Building a Battery that will NOT cause you to wake up de

Arlo; Pay attention. Take any battery pack you are considering using and connect one end of it to your metal box. To duplicate the worst case scenario, use an 00 cable with a piece of coat hanger connected the other end of the battery. Drag the coat hanger along the side of your box and let us know ...
by Gordo
Jan 12, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any USA expatriates here?
Replies: 124
Views: 5377

Re: Any USA expatriates here?

Nep, You seem to be on a suicide mission. Please read a little and watch the video. There is a tiny bit of truth in the previous rant on Mcafee. http://www.whoismcafee.com/ I didn't want to turn this into a thread about how good or bad the USA is, but we've kinda gone in that direction, so what the ...
by Gordo
Jan 09, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who's got the junk yard dog eye? & structural question
Replies: 33
Views: 1286

Re: Who's got the junk yard dog eye? & structural question

John, I must admit that when I build commercial gear, most of my customers think I am insane, because I make stuff so strong. The fact that they bring their broken crap to me never seems to sink in. I don't want stuff to break 100 miles offshore, where they can loose a large part of their income or ...
by Gordo
Jan 07, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Motorino XPn 2011
Replies: 457
Views: 67252

Re: Motorino XPn 2011

I put Michelins on my Honda Goldwing. They had 1/2 as many groves as those and the grove ended where yours turns and follows the circumference of the tire. Several of us had them and were all scared to death of what was going to happen when we hit heavy rain. NOTHING, to our surprise they held on ve...
by Gordo
Jan 07, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who's got the junk yard dog eye? & structural question
Replies: 33
Views: 1286

Re: Who's got the junk yard dog eye? & structural question

Read what is written; "John will go ahead with the springs no matter what, so hopefully he will make a little oven out of bricks or just rocks, heat the welded area to dull red and let it slowly cool. The result wont be as strong as the rest of the spring, but it wont crack on you either. Just bend ...
by Gordo
Jan 05, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who's got the junk yard dog eye? & structural question
Replies: 33
Views: 1286

Re: Who's got the junk yard dog eye? & structural question

Not strictly relevant to this discussion, but interesting: In my former life as a high tech industry machinist and prototypist, I saw a lot of things welded from alloys that are not generally regarded as weldable. Those usually take a very special welder (the human, not the machine), and a lot of s...
by Gordo
Jan 05, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Who's got the junk yard dog eye? & structural question
Replies: 33
Views: 1286

Re: Who's got the junk yard dog eye? & structural question

I cracked a leaf spring years ago on my dump truck. Welded it, and it cracked again at the weld again... but that was with a tri-axle trailer and a backhoe behind it and 3500 lbs of stone in the bed... I think I violated about every metallurgical requirement as it deals with springs. First question...
by Gordo
Jan 04, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The death of Peak Oil = The death of green energy?
Replies: 132
Views: 16226

Re: The death of Peak Oil = The death of green energy?

Flat Ridge is 470MW produced from 68000 acres; Agua Caliente is 290MW produced from 2400 acres. Efficiency difference? 140 acres vs 8 acres for 1MW? Or the difference between .006 and .12, or 20 times more efficient, seemingly, at Agua Caliente, on less land? edit 'scuse me, the math says 200 times...
by Gordo
Jan 03, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: self sufficiency noob: talapia breeding tips?
Replies: 27
Views: 2621

Re: self sufficiency noob: talapia breeding tips?

I knew a man that worked for the local gas company as a service genius. The kind of guy that could sort out the messed up work of others. At his house he had instant hot water at all faucets with a central hot water tank. It was a recirculating system with a return line to the tank connected to the...
by Gordo
Jan 03, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: self sufficiency noob: talapia breeding tips?
Replies: 27
Views: 2621

Re: self sufficiency noob: talapia breeding tips?

Interesting thread. I've been involved with many aquaculture projects from a few 1000 trout, to 30,000 grass carp, to being harvest manager of 13 salmon farms LOOSING $1M a week. That was obviously an out of control project, before I came and after I left. On a small scale, personal level, the key i...
by Gordo
Dec 31, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Please explain simple 'red/green LED' lipo charger to me
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Please explain simple 'red/green LED' lipo charger to me

The fancy chargers usually charge at 14.8V and then float down to 13.25V, come back on and charge to 13.75V, shut off and float again. Some of them will switch to pulsating DC to finish the first charge.
by Gordo
Dec 30, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sourcing a mountain bike for a build
Replies: 21
Views: 2065

Re: Sourcing a mountain bike for a build

The bike in my Avatar is a $250 CCM. Full suspension, disk brakes and 48V 12Ah battery in the 'V'. The kit is from Solarbike.com.au They have a very clever torque arm and other quality components. Well balanced lost cost solution. My second build with a Solarbike kit. After reading through these for...
by Gordo
Dec 27, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any USA expatriates here?
Replies: 124
Views: 5377

Re: Any USA expatriates here?

Ontario is in Canada, it is NOT Canada. Life on either coast is totally different. Politics in any country I can think of is a cluster-fuck no matter what. There are many areas in the US that I find acceptable from any personal point of view. This will not help you get over Federal war mongering. Ne...
by Gordo
Dec 11, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The death of Peak Oil = The death of green energy?
Replies: 132
Views: 16226

Re: The death of Peak Oil = The death of green energy?

If you Understand the real picture, you will find that US oil includes all oil purchased under NAFTA, as domestic oil. This includes Mexico and the Canadian Tar Sands. Being the largest producer is of questionable value, if you continue to use much more than you produce. The military cost of raping ...
by Gordo
Nov 15, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Sandy shows vulnerability of electric vehicles
Replies: 51
Views: 4239

Re: Sandy shows vulnerability of electric vehicles

Arlo1 wrote:
I think you are a nut and there is others who say the same don't worry conversation does happen behind your back ;)[/quote]

:D You made my day :!:
How many volts do you apply to a chicken to get it to start laying eggs? :shock:
by Gordo
Nov 14, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: e-bike battery for hookah dive system
Replies: 31
Views: 2706

Re: e-bike battery for hookah dive system

One point to remember with any "Spare Air" safety device is they will often fail from being in the water and never used. Our commercial guys kept a thin plastic bag on them (a violation of regulations) because they failed from sand getting in. Test the second stage regulator on the Hooka from time t...