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by nicobie
Aug 01 2021 1:17pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: In frame battery housings, suggestions please
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: In frame battery housings, suggestions please

Impressive! I especially like the big wood and iron one. I'd love to see it in person and running.
by nicobie
Jul 28 2021 6:21pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: 3D printed 400mm EDF project
Replies: 23
Views: 751

Re: 3D printed 400mm EDF project

Continuous fiber filament printing Now that sounds interesting. I didn't know that they did continuous fiber. All I knew about was the infused fiber filament. It would take a hell of a slicer to do the g code for continuous fiber to get the fiber located in the proper place for maximum strength.
by nicobie
Jul 28 2021 6:13pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Tesla model S plaid motor 30 lbs, 400 hp perfect high power ebike motor?
Replies: 39
Views: 1676

Re: Tesla model S plaid motor 30 lbs, 400 hp perfect high power ebike motor?

I'd like to put one in a type 10 Score off road race car. I've been involved with a couple of those, also type 1600 cars in stadium races.

Luke has visited the shop where they were built.
by nicobie
Jul 28 2021 2:30pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: 3D printed 400mm EDF project
Replies: 23
Views: 751

Re: 3D printed 400mm EDF project

People are starting to use 3D printers to make molds for pouring aluminum using a lost plastic process. However it would probably be a nightmare balancing the finished product.
by nicobie
Jul 27 2021 3:42pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Grin Technologies - Delivery Address Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Grin Technologies - Delivery Address Problem

While I sympathize with you problem, I doubt that anybody from Grin monitors this forum on a regular basis.

I suggest that you contact them directly. I'm sure they would like to fix the problem before it gets worse. Try copy & pasting your post to an email to them.
by nicobie
Jul 25 2021 2:23pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Interested in developing a DD hub motor
Replies: 21
Views: 389

Re: Interested in developing a DD hub motor

Good luck with the motor project. However personally, I would not like this forum affiliated with any kickstarter/gofundme scheme. :lowbatt:
by nicobie
Jul 24 2021 9:06pm
Forum: EVents
Topic: Lost Sierra Races, 2021 July 23, 24, 25
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Lost Sierra Races, 2021 July 23, 24, 25

That's a shame, it's been awhile since I've been to a bike race.
by nicobie
Jul 24 2021 8:43pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 30
Views: 378

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

Thanks for the suggestions. They both sound reasonable. The temps are within the filament mfg specs, but it's obvious I need to tinker with them a bit I added a dual z axis kit when building the thing and think I should have tried it first with only the one stepper. The idea of only having one lead ...
by nicobie
Jul 24 2021 3:28pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Your Creation's Before & After Pics
Replies: 1954
Views: 718009

Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

senlin wrote: โ†‘
Jul 24 2021 5:55am
Tandem Titanate 2WD.
Now that's something we've yet to see on ES.

Cool bike. Well done. Just watch out for those sharp corners!
by nicobie
Jul 24 2021 3:20pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: In frame battery housings, suggestions please
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: In frame battery housings, suggestions please

That's a cool little engraver you've got. Kinda reminds me of the Carveright I beta tested years ago. I think dentists use machines like that to make crowns. I'd love to see pics of the walking beam engine you mentioned. Please don't take my post as being derogatory, I really am interested in strang...
by nicobie
Jul 24 2021 3:04pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 30
Views: 378

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

I managed to get a test print completed. It took about 8 hours. I got some blobs and quite a bit of stringing. I wonder if I should change my temps or increase the retraction? This was printed @ 210* nozzle and 70* bed temp using Sunlu PLA+ with the standard quality Cura settings. 2021-07-24 12_54_5...
by nicobie
Jul 23 2021 4:56pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 18650 fire!
Replies: 19
Views: 725

Re: 18650 fire!

I think about the best you can do is to try to keep the stuff nearby from catching fire. Sand/dirt is the best and maybe only way to put out Li fires. I keep a thick fire blanket around and keep the batteries covered with it when charging and in storage. Never keep your batteries near highly flammab...
by nicobie
Jul 23 2021 4:19pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 30
Views: 378

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

Wow! Thank you GonZo. That is exactly the type of info I was looking for. I will be trying those settings for sure. It's a coincidence that the only filament I have is the Sunlu PLA+ that you mentioned. :) How is it for sucking up water? Mine came not vacuumed packed. Currently I'm keeping it in a g...
by nicobie
Jul 23 2021 3:46pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: In frame battery housings, suggestions please
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: In frame battery housings, suggestions please

I got a foundry I got a Mennonite factory wrecking crew and junkyard I got a Mennonite metal shop under contract for many things... I build a 2200w firebrick polycarbonate bender I drill and mill. ( well.. mill.. then drill, but you get the idea.) I wish I had a laser I want to buy more tools and w...
by nicobie
Jul 21 2021 8:03pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: ok folks here is the hybrid ebike.
Replies: 21
Views: 580

Re: ok folks here is the hybrid ebike.

Pulling that load of ICE, I'd guess that it would take at least 3kW to get that hybrid going 30 mph.

I salute your ingenuity and your most excellent use of your dad's generator. ๐Ÿ

However, take care. :mrgreen:
by nicobie
Jul 21 2021 3:44pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 30
Views: 378

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

Thanks, I already am subscribed to CNCkitchen He has been excellent. I like CHEP too. His easy going style is refreshing. Didn't know about Matterhackers, but after a quick look, I can see I'll be sending a few $s his way. Like I think I've already mentioned, 3D printing looks to be quite the 'rabbi...
by nicobie
Jul 21 2021 3:21pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: ok folks here is the hybrid ebike.
Replies: 21
Views: 580

Re: ok folks here is the hybrid ebike.

Where did you find that graph?

:|
by nicobie
Jul 21 2021 2:39pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 30
Views: 378

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

Excellent info! :bigthumb: So far I have only used the PLA that came with my ender 3 v2 and the benchy I printed with it turned out almost perfect. No strings or blobs. just a tiny almost unnoticeable wave in a section of the the hull. Right now I'm printing with some Sunlu PLA+ that came from Amazo...
by nicobie
Jul 20 2021 2:15pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad news; Aussie Jester has passed away
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Sad news; Aussie Jester has passed away

Endless Sphere's favorite jester has died. Stomach cancer got him. Kim was one of ES's colorful characters. He was disabled from a motorcycle accident and stuck with having to use a wheelchair, but that didn't stop him from making one of the most beautiful etrikes around. He was a man of character a...
by nicobie
Jul 20 2021 2:00pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 30
Views: 378

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

Thanks for the info. I am a total newbie at 3D printing, so everything is useful info to me. I was wondering if I should even mess with ABS.I have a spool of nylon on the way to try, but was wondering if the carbon fiber infused stuff is worth messing with. I will mostly be using the printer for bra...
by nicobie
Jul 19 2021 2:52pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: The rules of endless sphere.
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: The rules of endless sphere.

neptronix wrote: โ†‘
Jul 19 2021 12:25pm
and plan to execute the move in a couple days so that this doesn't happen again.
Hallelujah brother! โœจ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿงจ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ

It's been a long time coming.

:bigthumb: Thank you and everybody else who has spent time and money on this.
by nicobie
Jul 17 2021 1:49pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Dolphins+ 3rd new vid! Catalina 27 conversion
Replies: 36
Views: 1242

Re: Dolphins. New vid! Catalina 27 conversion

Looks like they are having fun! Maybe they got into the wine that they are now storing underwater off of Montecito. :mrgreen:
by nicobie
Jul 17 2021 1:43pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 30
Views: 378

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

Thanks for the advise. I already have one of these on the way. I'll add a 1" foam back and top. Also, I will move the motherboard and meanwell outside the enclosure. ๐Ÿ‘
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by nicobie
Jul 16 2021 9:12pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 30
Views: 378

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

Also for anybody printing mechanical parts a heated chamber is the number one upgrade by far. All my FDM printers run heated chambers, normally around 70C and it makes printing strong parts from warpy materials easy. I'm curious how you keep your enclosure at 70C. Is it as simple as keeping an 60W ...
by nicobie
Jul 16 2021 1:16pm
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: EM3ev WARNING - abysmal customer support.
Replies: 55
Views: 2104

Re: EM3ev WARNING - abysmal customer support.

Neptronix beat me to it by 3 minutes. :wink:

Only I was going to lock the thread until I noticed he had already chimed in.