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by Hobbit
Jun 15 2012 11:15pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hobbit's Rans Fusion
Replies: 78
Views: 15698

Re: Hobbit's Rans Fusion

Well they're rated at 2c charge rate = 16amps per batt. x 6 batt's = a staggering 96 amps, charging them in parallel, IN THEORY. I'm setting the charger at 20 amps and its taking maybe an hour or two for the big pack to get up to 4.17 volts per cell...very rough figures there. my charger has a max. ...
by Hobbit
Jun 15 2012 9:35pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hobbit's Rans Fusion
Replies: 78
Views: 15698

Re: Hobbit's Rans Fusion

I've got a 24v 1000w meanwell and an Icharger 3010. I bulk charge my 6 bricks in parallel on the bike and the 3 brick booster pack seperately. I'm checking everything with my cellog 8 obsessively and balance charge when needed.
by Hobbit
Jun 15 2012 7:51pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hobbit's Rans Fusion
Replies: 78
Views: 15698

Re: Hobbit's Rans Fusion

Update: yesterday saw my first real commute with a 44.5 km round trip. It was just awesome. A ride that used to take 1.5 hrs and all sweaty and stinky for the day then ride for 1.5 back home and fall in a heap now takes about 45 mins each way and just a little out of breath and slight sweating. I WA...
by Hobbit
Jun 14 2012 4:06pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 551578

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

How can they list "death" as a side effect! "if death persists consult your doctor..." :roll:
by Hobbit
Jun 11 2012 7:29pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 551578

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

Heh yeah you're on for a rematch. I'll put my fighter pack together so it's a fairer fight :P Well you do kinda owe me a ride on one of yours so...... :lol: But yeah you should definately calibrate your shunt - it's probably more like 1.1mohm so it'll throw your AH usage out a bit + the CA will be ...
by Hobbit
Jun 11 2012 7:04pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 108232

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

...the fines for riding a non compliant ebike is up to 9 demerit points (3/4 of your licence if you're a full driver, or instant loss of licence for everyone else) and up to $7700 if it goes to court...... :shock: :shock: OMG, I WAS a liitle bit scared about that aspect of all this stuff, NOW i nee...
by Hobbit
Jun 10 2012 10:15pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hobbit's Rans Fusion
Replies: 78
Views: 15698

Re: Hobbit's Rans Fusion

Yeah the battery box is on my list of things to do, absolutely, but I've gotta first built the pan-brake to build the box,lol. If someone out there could just figure out a way to "create more time" like maybe a 28 hr day would be just perfect,lol. I was just busting to get 'er out on the r...
by Hobbit
Jun 10 2012 4:08pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hobbit's Rans Fusion
Replies: 78
Views: 15698

Re: Hobbit's Rans Fusion

Hey megacycle, looking good matee, on my way to work so ive got like 30 secs to reply right now. I'm pretty sure icecube is still doing harnesses, i think he was looking at expanding into selling power supplies but discovered ebayers doing it below his cost for crappy ones, by the sound of it, but, ...
by Hobbit
Jun 10 2012 7:38am
Forum: EVents
Topic: Death race in Australia? or something like it?
Replies: 21
Views: 5367

Re: Death race in Australia? or something like it?



ooh yeah, that is a gnarly cart...Newcastle will never be the same.
by Hobbit
Jun 09 2012 7:04pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hobbit's Rans Fusion
Replies: 78
Views: 15698

Re: Hobbit's Rans Fusion

by Hobbit
Jun 09 2012 6:46pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hobbit's Rans Fusion
Replies: 78
Views: 15698

Re: Hobbit's Rans Fusion

So last night I took 'er for a spin in the city. I was going to "Vivid light show/festival/blah", I thought "Yeah, middle of winter, last week of the thing, there'll be no-one around nice and quiet 'lil burr around to see the art..." turns out 250,000 pedestrians had the same ide...
by Hobbit
Jun 08 2012 7:39pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hobbit's Rans Fusion
Replies: 78
Views: 15698

Re: Hobbit's Rans Fusion

Hey megacycle, the battery medic I got wasn't very accurate for checking my cells out on the road, might be OK for bleed balancing though, butr I cant really comment, never done that. I bought a celllog8 and it's totally accurate. The torch I went with is off of dealextreme.... a Fandyfire uv-s5 for...
by Hobbit
Jun 08 2012 7:16pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 551578

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

I think his CA or 3 speed switch are holding things up though as he should be faster than that. I have the same HI4080 motor on my fighter in a smaller 24" rim with chunky offroad tyres and it's quicker so something is definately wrong with his set up. Interesting ride though! Hmmmm.... 95kg r...
by Hobbit
Jun 07 2012 8:18pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hobbit's Rans Fusion
Replies: 78
Views: 15698

Re: Hobbit's Rans Fusion

Hey what gear you got plugged in to controller, CA + throttle+ :?:, anything else needed for the basic initial kick in the ass. yep, that's it, CA + throttle and I've got a three speed switch but I think that's optional. I was dyin' to get this thing rollin' so went the (temporary) duct tape rout. ...
by Hobbit
Jun 07 2012 7:38pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 108232

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

From wikipedia.... Lime, also traditionally known as lime green or lime-green, is a color three-quarters of the way between yellow and green (closer to yellow than to green), so named because it is a representation of the color of the citrus fruit called limes. It is the color that is half way betwe...
by Hobbit
Jun 07 2012 4:06am
Forum: EVents
Topic: Sydney group ride - - Saturday 18th August
Replies: 140
Views: 22158

Re: Sydney group ride - July 15th

Hmmmm..... I seem to recall some footage from this very track .... *touches index finger to corner of mouth and looks wistfully into middle distance* wobbly screen wobbly screen wobbly screen 7S3l4cftpvo Ah now I'm starting to see what's really going on... Little did those Lycra types realize, when ...
by Hobbit
Jun 05 2012 7:36pm
Forum: EVents
Topic: Sydney group ride - - Saturday 18th August
Replies: 140
Views: 22158

Re: Sydney group ride - July 15th

Oh, and welcome, Argh.
by Hobbit
Jun 05 2012 6:55pm
Forum: EVents
Topic: Sydney group ride - - Saturday 18th August
Replies: 140
Views: 22158

Re: Sydney group ride - July 15th

ARRGH! Oh wait, thats a dudes name now.

NOOOO! I'm in Mudgee that whole weekend, oh well, there's always newcastle, and somehow i don't think this'll be the only e-vent in Sydney in the next 12 months.
by Hobbit
Jun 05 2012 6:49pm
Forum: EVents
Topic: Death race in Australia? or something like it?
Replies: 21
Views: 5367

Re: Death race in Australia? or something like it?

Hyena wrote:It'd be cool to get a good ES contingent showing up.
Road trip ? :P
Well i will be taking "the millenium volkswagen".. Fill 'er up??

Probably leave sydney early sat morn, stay "somewhere" sat night....home sun night.
by Hobbit
May 31 2012 9:37pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: flying bike
Replies: 43
Views: 3783

Re: flying bike



Yeah, the whole electric helicopter AND a bicycle combo is just rediculous unless it's for riding home when your LVC kicks in, but that might be nasty from 300ft up.....Imean seriously, why would superman bother riding a bicycle!
by Hobbit
May 28 2012 2:10pm
Forum: EVents
Topic: Death race in Australia? or something like it?
Replies: 21
Views: 5367

Re: Death race in Australia? or something like it?

Is that the hunter valley ev thang?

I read that they don't allow lipo. Which is understandable from an insurance point of view but might rule out a few potential competeters.

I'm still intending to go and watch though.
by Hobbit
May 26 2012 6:21pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Parallel Charging Series Lipo Packs?
Replies: 28
Views: 2256

Re: Parallel Charging Series Lipo Packs?

Thanks guys :) I've put the battery medic on the shopping list...... Three days ago I received a hobbyking battery medic from their new batch.They've been out of stock for months previous to this. Plugging it into my zippy's and compairing the readout to my Icharger readout it's way off :shock: ......
by Hobbit
May 24 2012 6:25pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 108232

Re: Aussie 200 Watt Limit Thread

"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." - Thomas Jefferson
by Hobbit
May 22 2012 5:31am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hobbit's Rans Fusion
Replies: 78
Views: 15698

Re: Hobbit's Rans Fusion

Yeah, there ya go, much better when it's already in Australia. As for longevity,it's all math, to go flat out at 80 kmh for 20-30 mins is only really possible on a circular empty racetrack. It's very much like cars; fang the crap out of it and your volts x amps go way up and empty out the "tank...
by Hobbit
May 20 2012 6:40am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Stealthy lipo filled custom frame
Replies: 54
Views: 6526

Re: Stealthy lipo filled custom frame

Bumpetty, ya know, just looking at that single photo of the blacktrail was the first time I'd even heard of one. That one photo had me thinking this thing wasn't going to be very stealthy at all, something that lethal looking would get "inspected by an officer" in a heart beat, I thought, ...