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by nicobie
Jun 22 2021 3:39pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: DIY HUAWEI R4875 70V~100V 0~50A 5000W
Replies: 41
Views: 895

Re: DIY HUAWEI R4875 70V~100V 0~50A 5000W

Hey! Take it easy you guys, no need for insults in a tech forum.

This thread really belongs in the for sale section anyway as that is what it has developed into.
by nicobie
Jun 20 2021 3:04pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Motor maximum temps
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Motor maximum temps

Yea, that probably had something to do with it. :wink:
by nicobie
Jun 19 2021 2:33pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.
Replies: 100
Views: 2198

Re: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.

I like Chalo's lathe. :thumb: It's a perfect example of what I'd recommend for hobby use. I've actually used the same brand in the past.
by nicobie
Jun 19 2021 2:22pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 356
Views: 65432

Re: Bitcoins

^ My sentiments exactly ^

Besides, it's easier to just buy real estate.
by nicobie
Jun 18 2021 8:10pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.
Replies: 100
Views: 2198

Re: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.

Yes. A good plan. Like that irritating commercial goes, "Only buy what you need." Turn that cheap angle grinder into a stationary tool https://www.walmart.com/ip/Angle-Grinder-Cutting-Bracket-Angle-Grinder-Special-Cutting-Machine-Accessories/244669909 The best and most useful tool you'll e...
by nicobie
Jun 18 2021 6:16pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.
Replies: 100
Views: 2198

Re: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.

By worn out I mean instead of tolerances of .00005", you'll only get .0005". plenty good for a fan mounting collar. You'll have more problems drilling the fan mounting holes for the collar. Easy to check compressors. All they need to do is start and turn off at the proper psi and pump and ...
by nicobie
Jun 18 2021 5:31pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.
Replies: 100
Views: 2198

Re: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.

I agree with Chalo. If I was to buy a new small compressor I'd buy the CAT one. The old Atlas lathes are also excellent. Lathes don't so much break as they just get less precise. IMHO even a worn out one would be good enough for what you will be doing. Look for used stuff. Just be sure to try it bef...
by nicobie
Jun 18 2021 3:59pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Motor maximum temps
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Motor maximum temps

Or go 'balls to the wall' racing on a hot evening. :mrgreen:

I watched Dan melt his motor during a race in NM a few years back. :)
by nicobie
Jun 18 2021 3:36pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.
Replies: 100
Views: 2198

Re: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.

Just read your latest post.

Yes a small compressor with extra air tanks will work for you. Just be aware that they will drain fast and take awhile to build back up.

For awhile I ran two smaller sized compressors at the same time when using die grinders and the like.
by nicobie
Jun 18 2021 3:33pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.
Replies: 100
Views: 2198

Re: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.

I think Dremel tools are overpriced for the quality you get. I've been buying Black & Decker ones. They seem to last longer and are cheaper too. I found some replacement chucks on AliExpress to get rid of the crap 1/8" and 3/32"" collets that come with these type of tools. 2021-06...
by nicobie
Jun 16 2021 2:10pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: EGO 56V lawnmower motor
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: EGO 56V lawnmower motor

I've got both the leaf blower and the hedge trimmer and like both of them. They appear to come with a competent battery charger that will keep the battery at the proper state of charge when not used for awhile. If I didn't have artificial turf, I'd own the mower too. :mrgreen:
by nicobie
Jun 15 2021 5:37pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike Achilles heel?
Replies: 21
Views: 454

Re: E-bike Achilles heel?

Having an electronic lock on your controller that locks your motor from turning and a bike that's too heavy to carry far helps a lot.
by nicobie
Jun 14 2021 4:22pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: PIF (pay it foward) FREE 48V meanwell clone
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: PIF (pay it foward) FREE 48V meanwell clone

Moved to For Sale section but still free :mrgreen:
by nicobie
Jun 12 2021 3:30pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Parts bin build.... kind of
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Parts bin build.... kind of

That's a nice torque arm, One of the best homemade ones I've seen. :thumb:
by nicobie
Jun 12 2021 3:22pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: what to do with the wires?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: what to do with the wires?

The best solution by far is to use silicone SyrVet tape. It's cheap, comes in many colors, sticks to itself, kind of waterproof and reusable. Hides the wires well too. Black tape on a black frame will make the wires disappear. https://www.horse.com/item/syrvet-syrflex-bandage/SLT181151/ You can buy ...
by nicobie
Jun 09 2021 4:36pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: PIF (pay it foward) FREE 48V meanwell clone
Replies: 2
Views: 150

PIF (pay it foward) FREE 48V meanwell clone

I've got an extra new 48V, 7.3A Meanwell clone still wrapped in plastic that I can't see ever using. Free shipping in the USA.

First reply gets it.

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by nicobie
Jun 09 2021 2:20pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: Manhattan Smoothie Conversion for Sale $1,400 (REDUCED FROM $1,600)
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Manhattan Smoothie Conversion for Sale

Sorry, but E-S doesn't allow auction type sales.

You need to set a price you'll accept.
by nicobie
Jun 07 2021 3:07pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Update-1st electro cruise! New vid! Catalina 27 conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 795

Re: Starting my Catalina 27 conversion

Voltron wrote:
May 16 2021 12:47pm
The funny thing was, I felt less crazy with each sunrise 🌅
A worthwhile goal!

Excellent project too. I'm going to enjoy following it.

Be careful around Point Conception. :shock: Nice pic of the lighthouse. :thumb:
by nicobie
Jun 04 2021 8:50pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1463

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

For awhile now I thought that might be the best way to go. It solves most all the problems. However that requires the utilities cooperation :wink: . Good luck with that. Unless you want to go commando, I think that if you want to install solar you should be required to also install a small battery b...
by nicobie
Jun 03 2021 12:45am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: Garage Sale: Dune Buggy, BMC, x5403, Fairing, Moped Motor Mount, MORE
Replies: 14
Views: 2349

Re: Garage Sale: Dune Buggy, BMC, x5403, Fairing, Moped Motor Mount, MORE

I know where you are coming from, but if that is what it will take in order to build that 600 hp sand rail, so be it. 🏁🏁🏁 Years back I was part of a team that built and raced a mid engine VW sandrail at Pismo and Glamis. I can't imagine what 600 hp would have been like in that light weight frame. Wh...
by nicobie
Jun 02 2021 6:41pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Learning more about DIY ebike builders and ebike owners
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Learning more about DIY ebike builders and ebike owners

Enjoy the forums. There is a lot of good info here. Well worth the read.
by nicobie
May 30 2021 4:11pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing
Replies: 601
Views: 193572

Re: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing

That's pretty slick. I like the way the tank and battery box look on the bike. Nice lines.👍
by nicobie
May 29 2021 3:19pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1463

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

markz wrote:
May 29 2021 2:55pm


I can't see Ford telling customers to plug their Ford generator cord into their dryer outlet and saying its kosher with building code.
Me neither, but apparently that's what they are claiming. IF you picked the right options...