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by Kurt
Sep 17 2018 3:36am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: jonescg's eCRX pre-build thread!
Replies: 84
Views: 18125

Re: jonescg's eCRX pre-build thread!

Will be following this one close. The CRX in that condition (unmodified... riced out...spoiled) is getting very hard to find so the car alone is a great thing to have in 2018. Once it's fully electric it will be a treasure. Im missing my old hoist...shed. So know how you feel about not wanting to st...
by Kurt
Oct 27 2014 6:58pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I-miev electric car
Replies: 41
Views: 13204

Re: I-miev electric car

Are you sure about that ? I know there are two kinds of cells used in the Imiev. One is only available in Japan and is a smaller capacity only ( 10kwh) vs (16kwh) the smaller capacity bank is built with a chemistry that can handle lots of DC fast charging. Over there they do a lot of public DC fast ...
by Kurt
Oct 26 2014 8:12pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I-miev electric car
Replies: 41
Views: 13204

Re: I-miev electric car

Nice one :D It's a under rated forgotten little car. Typicaly my consumption from the battery (avarage) is around 100whr/km when just going with the flow of traffic around my area and up to 110 - 120whr /km if I have more freeway driving or driving up in the hills. Taking in all recharge efficiency ...
by Kurt
Jul 29 2014 4:46pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I-miev electric car
Replies: 41
Views: 13204

Re: I-miev electric car

Range is a funny thing as most people would know in a EV it's the same as a ebike. The range depends a lot on conditions terrain and speed. That said I have a good handle on the expected range in different directions all places are accessible within a 100km radius.To add to this I have set a self im...
by Kurt
Jul 28 2014 10:35pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I-miev electric car
Replies: 41
Views: 13204

Re: I-miev electric car

I have had the imiev for 1 year now :lol: 11,000km of driving and haven't touched the thing....there is nothing to do to it other than fill the water in the windscreen washer :wink: I have settled into a long term average consumption from the battery of 100whr - km Thankfully some smart people have ...
by Kurt
Apr 15 2014 4:31pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: AM dual motor = bafang middrive + rear hub motor
Replies: 1040
Views: 169793

Re: crystalyte 4065 build blog

Yes the sleeve isn't a bad idea though a well soldered connection isn't going to go anywhere. This is just an idea though you would have to start from scratch with all your plugs. I'm redoing all my connections controller, battery's and charger. What I want in a plug is a tight fit, low resistance, ...
by Kurt
Apr 14 2014 5:34am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: AM dual motor = bafang middrive + rear hub motor
Replies: 1040
Views: 169793

Re: crystalyte 4065 build blog

Get yourself some nice thick solder 3.2mm and use a big hot 80w minimum iron and you could solder that is 10 seconds.

If you cant find any 3.2 come over and I can give you some.

Kurt
by Kurt
Apr 10 2014 6:23am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: AM dual motor = bafang middrive + rear hub motor
Replies: 1040
Views: 169793

Re: crystalyte 4065 build blog

Yep its that big 8 awg cables thats a pain. Or I would suggest to cut them off and use the same connectors as I have.

Kurt
by Kurt
Apr 10 2014 6:15am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: AM dual motor = bafang middrive + rear hub motor
Replies: 1040
Views: 169793

Re: crystalyte 4065 build blog

Perhaps HK don't make them for the 5.5mm bullets. All the lipo packs I have use the 4mm? or so bullets and they have a plastic plug over them to both the male and the female bullet are protected. http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg171/earlwbollinger/HXTConnectorPin07.jpg If your controllers capaci...
by Kurt
Apr 09 2014 5:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: AM dual motor = bafang middrive + rear hub motor
Replies: 1040
Views: 169793

Re: crystalyte 4065 build blog

The last one is my favorite good old deans plugs. Hobbykings knock off are called (XT nylon T plugs) I have used both and They seems to work as good as the genuine deans plug. Compact, tight fitting and good power handling not to mention inexpensive and quick to put together. I got a few bags of 20 ...
by Kurt
Apr 07 2014 11:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: AM dual motor = bafang middrive + rear hub motor
Replies: 1040
Views: 169793

Re: crystalyte 4065 build blog

I have go at the trike with 2500w into a little geared hub in a 20" wheel (this friday if you want again) See how that climbs. If thats not enough for you the same style hub motor mid mounted on a BMX or small hardtail with 20 or 24"fat tyres and run the motor through the rear gearset. I'm thinking ...
by Kurt
Apr 07 2014 7:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: AM dual motor = bafang middrive + rear hub motor
Replies: 1040
Views: 169793

Re: crystalyte 4065 build blog

He will have peddle strike on that bike with small wheels. The bike, motor combo just isn't a good package for that kind of riding. The area he is riding Its not Your typical hills they are very steep. We are talking grany gear and all that happens is your back wheel spins and you don't move. He has...
by Kurt
Apr 07 2014 5:21pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: AM dual motor = bafang middrive + rear hub motor
Replies: 1040
Views: 169793

Re: crystalyte 4065 build blog

"docking station".....what docking station? :? The weather is just starting to shift in Brisbane.The last few nights have been cool relatively speaking (17-18C). Along the creek is lowest point and the coolest place. I think everyone gets some kind of watery condensation nose riding at speed in this...
by Kurt
Apr 07 2014 5:51am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: AM dual motor = bafang middrive + rear hub motor
Replies: 1040
Views: 169793

Re: crystalyte 4065 build blog

It was a nice quick ride around the local area with Lots of variety. Your new bike has some top end and climbs ok for a DD when you keep the speed up and a quiet motor. Was good to blow the spider webs out of the 80/100 outrunner motor. The BMX track with the jumps was fun. shame it sounds like a F1...
by Kurt
Apr 03 2014 4:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: AM dual motor = bafang middrive + rear hub motor
Replies: 1040
Views: 169793

Re: crystalyte 4065 build blog

When you ran 6 batteries were you running them as 18s / 2p ? "Over the top speed " Is this on 18s ? What speed do you you get on 12s? Just a thought 2p / 12s could be a compromise if the speed is acceptable. A DD hub is always hard to pedal against. That motor cogging is like riding a bike through s...
by Kurt
Mar 21 2014 5:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: AM dual motor = bafang middrive + rear hub motor
Replies: 1040
Views: 169793

Re: crystalyte 4065 build blog

Yes I read in the paper that Brisbane city council have canceled the long standing contract with pyrotechnics company "Skylighter Fireworks " this new years eve. Apparently this year they have contracted John for the job. He will be out on a river barge with a carton of beer and a lipo pack with exp...
by Kurt
Mar 20 2014 1:46am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: AM dual motor = bafang middrive + rear hub motor
Replies: 1040
Views: 169793

Re: crystalyte 4065 build blog

I was taking a break from the sphere this past year or so. Though I drop in now and then to see whats going on. It was nice to see another person from The Gap having some fun with E bikes. I often forget just how many local fire trails, parks and paths are on our doorstep. At the moment other than m...
by Kurt
Nov 13 2013 2:58am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Greenspeed GT3 Daily Driver - 1st Low Speed Conservative Bui
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Greenspeed GT3 Daily Driver - 1st Low Speed Conservative

I have a similar trike though arguably lower Quality terratrike brand. Anyhow it's essentially the same layout though it uses 20" wheels not 16. At first I fitted a Shumaker drive though its the one with a gates carbon fiber toothed belt drive to the rear hub. I'm was using the larger 80/100 out run...
by Kurt
Aug 20 2013 9:37pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I-miev electric car
Replies: 41
Views: 13204

Re: I-miev electric car

Not sure about finance, I payed outright for mine but I know one guy in QLD payed the same as me 24k and he got fiance from Mitsubishi I think its very low interest.It didn't seem to effect his bargaining power in fact they might prefer it over cash as they make a little more $ in the long term. Jus...
by Kurt
Aug 20 2013 6:29pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I-miev electric car
Replies: 41
Views: 13204

Re: I-miev electric car

I have now traveled over 1000km now in the Imiev . Typically I charge after traveling 100km distance. or 2/3 of a tank/battery. Every time I need to charge the Imiev I take note of the km traveled and battery SOC. The numbers are put into a log book along with the true Kwh (from the plug) that it to...
by Kurt
Aug 16 2013 7:29pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I-miev electric car
Replies: 41
Views: 13204

Re: I-miev electric car

24k was drive away price 12 months registration and I got them to throw in factory floor mats to :D ( though they are on back order ) The Au model is a little different to the US model I-miev. the AU model is more like the Jap spec. A little smaller than the US version and has the Fast charging DC c...
by Kurt
Aug 16 2013 5:39pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I-miev electric car
Replies: 41
Views: 13204

Re: I-miev electric car

Ok, I was thinking there would be some minimum time frame to have the car and get the rebate. I wish the AU government would offer rebates. We have zero help or insensitive to purchase EV. The RRP for the I-miev (going off Mitsubishi AU web page) in Australia is about $52,000 drive away. In 2010 whe...
by Kurt
Aug 15 2013 9:46pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I-miev electric car
Replies: 41
Views: 13204

Re: I-miev electric car

The dune buggy project looks great should be a blast to drive when its complete. It will be a one of a kind car. It dose have me thinking though. At just $10,000 the OEM parts alone - quality 16kwh battery, water cooled controller & charger, AC motor, electric power steering , electric Air condition...
by Kurt
Aug 08 2013 12:40am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I-miev electric car
Replies: 41
Views: 13204

Re: I-miev electric car

I made a small video I took showing the accessory loads on my I-miev in particular AC & heating.



Kurt
by Kurt
Aug 07 2013 4:25pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: What's the most efficient way to turn wood into electricity?
Replies: 31
Views: 8395

Re: What's the most efficient way to turn wood into electric

It was kind of a Joke but the sad part is its true. In Australia most of out timber stock is hardwood and has a value of $120 - $200 m2 as fire wood. so 1m2 of fire wood sold for say $150 will purchase 1500kwh of electricity . It would be very hard to build a device at home that could extract and st...