Search found 14199 matches

by neptronix
May 25 2022 3:56pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Forum clean up ?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Forum clean up ?

It would be quite easy to split the work amongst multiple people using the tool i wanted to build for xenforo. We will resume the original thread when the time comes, and i will provide a visual on how the tool will work: https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=110702&start=50
by neptronix
May 25 2022 2:40pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Should I replace a bent cell?
Replies: 12
Views: 148

Re: Should I replace a bent cell?

I personally wouldn't trust that cell either.
by neptronix
May 25 2022 12:50pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Forum clean up ?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Forum clean up ?

Still a priority, let's talk about that project once we're on xenforo, it'd be a lot easier to do in that system :)
by neptronix
May 23 2022 3:03pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Should I replace a bent cell?
Replies: 12
Views: 148

Re: Should I replace a bent cell?

Yes, and now rather than later - no idea of that cell is a time bomb or totally fine after that kind of damage.
by neptronix
May 23 2022 2:59pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor
Replies: 2420
Views: 289723

Re: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor

AFAIK the golden motor hubs, and pretty much every hub with an integrated controller, all have a history of reliability problems with the internal controller. It seems like an ultimately bad idea for a motor and controller to be sharing the same heat space. In the case of the magic pie, more power i...
by neptronix
May 22 2022 10:58am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 89301

Re: gas price thread

Utah has had the cleanest air year i have ever experienced thus far due to the big trucks and SUVs that typically dominate the road being driven a lot less all the sudden. :lol:

I forget what gas costs because i only fill up the subcompact Mazda once a month. I think it's still ~5.00/gal here.
by neptronix
May 18 2022 12:56pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Return of the ES wiki!
Replies: 30
Views: 1659

Re: Return of the ES wiki!

Not much to report yet.. but we've decided to throw CKEditor out replace it with Froala even if CKE will give us an open source license. This represents a little plot twist that will set us back.. but we are all about investing in the long term future of this software. The reason being is that if ne...
by neptronix
May 16 2022 7:58pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Move to XenForo software
Replies: 217
Views: 15558

Re: Move to XenForo software

Thanks dude. I'm gonna hold off on perfecting it until the 15th.
See you next month when we have more concrete plans.
by neptronix
May 16 2022 2:55pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Move to XenForo software
Replies: 217
Views: 15558

Re: Move to XenForo software

it works that way, yup.
by neptronix
May 16 2022 1:40pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Move to XenForo software
Replies: 217
Views: 15558

Re: Move to XenForo software

Forgot one last thing..
In xenforo, if you click an image in a post, you get a fullscreen version gallery instead of a click into nowhere.
Nice!
gallery.jpg
by neptronix
May 16 2022 1:36pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Move to XenForo software
Replies: 217
Views: 15558

Re: Move to XenForo software

Not all too different.

The colors on those pages are a bit inconsistent, the padding also needs tuning, but you get the general idea.
es2.0 threads.png
es2.0 posts.png
by neptronix
May 16 2022 12:32pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Move to XenForo software
Replies: 217
Views: 15558

Re: Move to XenForo software

Some foundational decisions about the aesthetic ( currently up for debate ) will be made by June 15th.
More on that later.

But so far, this is what ES 2.0 would look like if launched today:
ES 2.0.png
by neptronix
May 11 2022 2:01pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Return of the ES wiki!
Replies: 30
Views: 1659

Re: Return of the ES wiki!

It's Wednesday. I not sure we will get a public beta going by the end of this week because there is a code cleanup phase, bug squishing phase, and visual cleanup phase needed. I'd rather show a good demo instead of just a demo. :) The great news is that the hierarchy on the left is fully working ( w...
by neptronix
May 09 2022 9:19pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Nazca Pioneer solar recumbent build
Replies: 113
Views: 6619

Re: Nazca Pioneer solar recumbent build

A big moment, the solar mounting is complete and I took the bike out for a spin! The full plan is to mount two panels, but I'll ride it like this for a few days to get a feel on how the bike handles with all this new stuff bolted on. Pretty sweet, i do wonder what happens with the aerodynamics of t...
by neptronix
May 09 2022 8:12am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 370
Views: 43256

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Okay i need another sanity check.. Chalo once recommended to me that a fork could be reduced in size safely like so: 1. Cut the fork legs. 2. Insert a metal tube that's just the right diameter and get the metal tube to support where the fork is broken. 3. Weld it. 4. Heat treat it ( it's aluminum ) ...
by neptronix
May 08 2022 10:05pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 370
Views: 43256

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

Maybe one good clue is that the lightning bikes have super short rakes and are known to be very stable.. Lightning-P-38-Red-Used.jpg Sounds like i have my answer but check my logic on the idea that less rake = actually a good thing for this bike considering that i want it to go fast and am happy to ...
by neptronix
May 08 2022 9:56pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 370
Views: 43256

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

I have also considered a 20" no suspension chromoly fork up front.. my only concern is that i see a lot of long rakes on recumbent forks.. from what i understand, the more rake, the twitchier the bike is. The less rake, the more stable it as at high speed ( what i want! ). So perhaps something ...
by neptronix
May 08 2022 9:25pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent
Replies: 370
Views: 43256

Re: High performance & durability Cannondale Semi Recumbent

I have a tough question about this frame and fork and recumbent geometry.. I have a yellow jekyll frame with a 26" fork. The front and rear end of both bikes is actually interchangeable with the cannondale bent. The bike's stock wheels are 20" rear, 16" front. I am thinking of putting...
by neptronix
May 08 2022 9:08pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm writing new forum software for us and others - any experienced php coders here?
Replies: 32
Views: 2761

Re: I'm writing new forum software for us and others - any experienced php coders here?

Sorry, i just completely shelved it because i think it doesn't have a business case or even a public funding case. The rest is a few drawing and writings i haven't shared. What i have is more of an outline.

Why you ask?
by neptronix
May 07 2022 2:55pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor
Replies: 2420
Views: 289723

Re: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor

Had some fun with 18 fet monster vesc :lol: 85A battery 200 phase seems like a good everyday setup. 72v nominal 84v max. 1500wh copper battery. tried 150/300A but things start getting hot after while. :flame: but this power levels are total overkill anyway, for fun test rides Jesus that's a cool bi...
by neptronix
May 07 2022 2:53pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Turbo Trek Marlin 5 (CYC X1 Pro Gen II)
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Turbo Trek Marlin 5 (CYC X1 Pro Gen II)

Looking like a sweet build from here :)
by neptronix
May 05 2022 10:35am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Big guy would like a starter bike recommendation
Replies: 29
Views: 641

Re: Big guy would like a starter bike recommendation

Honestly i get all my XL frames used on ebay. :)
by neptronix
May 02 2022 5:34pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Big guy would like a starter bike recommendation
Replies: 29
Views: 641

Re: Big guy would like a starter bike recommendation

bikeisland or bikesdirect is a pretty good place to look for an extra large frame on the cheap.

They're hard to find otherwise!