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by tigcross
Aug 19 2019 2:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

Hi Neptronix, Thanks for the feedback. I agree totally that a direct-drive motor is the best way to go. I like the simplicity and the reliability, not to mention the reduced hassle. There were two reasons for choosing the Golden Magic Pie: -I love the beefy construction of the wheel and rim, it make...
by tigcross
Aug 19 2019 2:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

Hi ES'rs,
Heres a quick video detailing the Electrom1 Cable steering system that we've been testing over the past few months.
by tigcross
Aug 19 2019 2:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

He there, sorry about the long delay on a response. It's been a busy summer. When do you think you will have a rolling chassis for sale with wheels wind screen etc. ? I hope to have the first offering of Beta bikes out to my indigo backers in early 2020, however, I could start to sell framesets earl...
by tigcross
Jul 05 2019 11:59am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Introducing the Electrom
Replies: 98
Views: 13404

Re: Introducing the Electrom

So I understand the mechanical setup, but how do you use the motor as a generator, and how does it's output get turned into rectified current at a voltage that can charge the battery? From what I think I know, there would have to be field current in the stator to go from free turning to generation,...
by tigcross
May 23 2019 11:42am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Electrom1 Long Wheelbase Recumbent Light Electric Vehicle

Hi guys, here's a video update on the progress of the Electrom1. the frame is a combination of Aluminum tubing and laser cut and bent plate. Controller: Grin Phaserunner Motor: Magic Pie 2 (and the new Grin Splined Gearmotor when it comes in) top speed: 60 kph range: 220 km with 2 72 volt 20 AH batt...
by tigcross
Feb 27 2019 10:12am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electrom1 LEV taking shape
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Electrom1 LEV taking shape

look into chopper Harleys should be the fasest place to find this info.

And don't forget the Ape Hanger bars! :wink:
funnily enough if I wasn't using an under-stear system I would need Ape Hangers to clear my knees while pedaling.
by tigcross
Feb 26 2019 2:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best controller to use with qs 205?
Replies: 58
Views: 2475

Re: Best controller to use with qs 205?

Hey Ctrider, one more thing to throw at you: what size of wheel are you going to lace that QS into? if you are looking for big acceleration and torque, the smaller the rim you lace it into the more torque you'll get. Of course your bike geometry is important so you may be limited by the frame you pu...
by tigcross
Feb 26 2019 12:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best controller to use with qs 205?
Replies: 58
Views: 2475

Re: Best controller to use with qs 205?

Either you need a smaller motor, or a bigger controller. Would you feed a 12 cylinder racing motor with a lawnmower carburetor ? You're right, I was focused on the terrain and intended use, not the hub motor itself. I agree that a QS 205 can handle way more power than a Phaserunner can put out. I w...
by tigcross
Feb 26 2019 12:35am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Video, various motors being wound by machine
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Video, various motors being wound by machine

very cool, thanks for posting that.
by tigcross
Feb 25 2019 5:01pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Searching low € / kWh battery chemistry
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: Searching low € / kWh battery chemistry

I second the general sentiment from the above responses. Build the biggest pack you can fit in your vehicle and justify based on range and power demands. The less you challenge your battery pack the longer it will last. I run a 72 volt 20 AH Panasonic PF pack, charge to 85% most of the time, and rar...
by tigcross
Feb 25 2019 4:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electrom1 LEV taking shape
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Electrom1 LEV taking shape

Very nice build! Although the steering cables could maybe attached directly to the plate under the fork?: That would minimize failure points. The problem is that there needs to be a turn-buckle in the system to adjust the cable tension. One could put the turnbuckle elsewhere in the linkage, but as ...
by tigcross
Feb 23 2019 1:24am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electrom1 LEV taking shape
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Electrom1 LEV taking shape

Hey guys, I absolutely appreciate the feedback on my video, and will work to do better next time. I have to find the comfortable medium between professional looking video and not spending too much vehicle development time tinkering with videos. After all, the idea is to create the vehicle of the fut...
by tigcross
Feb 22 2019 6:52pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electrom1 LEV taking shape
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Electrom1 LEV taking shape

Thanks for the feedback but I kind of disagree about the video quality issue. This is forum for enthusiasts, not a sales forum. But it is true, in general it is better to show your work in the best light in all situations as you never know where a video is going to end up. I'll keep this in mind for...
by tigcross
Feb 22 2019 6:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best controller to use with qs 205?
Replies: 58
Views: 2475

Re: Best controller to use with qs 205?

That controller is not worthy of pushing a QS205. It's weak as shit. Hmm, maybe you didn't read the initial post regarding the flat aspect of his ride. The Phaserunner can handle 50 amps and at 72 volts that's quite a bit of power. (3500 watts) I guess the question is, do you want obscene power, or...
by tigcross
Feb 22 2019 6:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electrom1 LEV taking shape
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Electrom1 LEV taking shape

Hi everybody, it's been along road, but I've recently got the rolling chassis for the Electrom1 production sample out for a first road test, and it performed beautifully. Many of the predicted handling characteristics were proven and even surpassed. We are testing out a new cable-based steering syst...
by tigcross
Feb 22 2019 5:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best controller to use with qs 205?
Replies: 58
Views: 2475

Re: Best controller to use with qs 205?

I recommend the Grin Phaserunner, it uses ASI internals but is nicely potted for waterproofness and play's nicely with their Cycle Analyst screen. www.ebikes.ca. They can also sell you an ASI controller
by tigcross
Jul 31 2018 11:19am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What do you all think about Croudfunding?
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: What do you all think about Croudfunding?

Thanks for the feedback guys.
by tigcross
Jun 30 2018 1:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 334
Views: 35208

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

Amazing story and insights Justin and Anne-Sophie. I look forward to catching up when you return to BC
by tigcross
Jun 20 2018 12:35am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Electrom Video
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Electrom Video

Hi Guys, I've posted before about my project, The Electrom. Here's a video that a friend who actually knows about film making helped me with.
by tigcross
May 24 2018 5:34pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Introducing the Electrom
Replies: 98
Views: 13404

Re: Introducing the Electrom

Nice! How much is the frame kit?
I'm hoping to get it to market for around $2500
by tigcross
May 24 2018 12:34am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Introducing the Electrom
Replies: 98
Views: 13404

Re: Introducing the Electrom

It is funny how I get a visual impression of decapitation potential from the Electrom but not from heads out velomobiles like Quest. I agree John, almost all velomobiles present an even greater danger to the rider than the Electrom– on the Electrom the fairing is flexible and would crumple, but on ...
by tigcross
May 21 2018 5:52pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Introducing the Electrom
Replies: 98
Views: 13404

Re: Introducing the Electrom

Hi Trazor, thanks for the feedback, yes a few people have asked about the potential injuries from the windscreen. It is actually made of a Windwrap recumbent bike fairing and the material used is a very flexible poly carbonate that will bend on impact. That said, it is something that makes people wo...
by tigcross
May 11 2018 12:49am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading hub motor on a 20 inch wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Upgrading hub motor on a 20 inch wheel

Hi there, I would look into Golden Motor Canada. Gary the owner is very responsive and a pretty ethical business man. He deals directly with the Golden Motors. I would use a cat rim instead of a spoked unit as the spoke angle on a 20 inch rim is awkward and could result in a lot of broken spokes.
by tigcross
May 11 2018 12:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What do you all think about Croudfunding?
Replies: 7
Views: 618

What do you all think about Croudfunding?

Hi everybody, I'm hoping to get some feedback on crowdfunding. I'm ready to take the Electrom project to the next stage of production, but I need about $15,000 to do it. I have several people that are asking me to build them their own Electrom's but I think it makes sense to amortize the jig and mol...
by tigcross
Apr 25 2018 12:16am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar
Replies: 334
Views: 35208

Re: My Sun Trip Bike, Back to Back Tandem Trike with Rowing Generator, Pedals, +Solar

Hey Justin, great to see the progress. Are you going to use a geared hub motor or DD hub motor for your generator? Have you tried out a gearmotor yet for that purpose? I'm hoping it's as smooth as a DD as it would be great to drop a few pounds on the generator system on my setup.