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by Papa
Mar 20 2018 3:10am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Steel no longer a steal.
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Steel no longer a steal.

BTW... Idaho bill HB 508 (ebike related) failed to clear the transportation committee. So we're 'off-the-hook' for another year.
by Papa
Mar 20 2018 2:54am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Steel no longer a steal.
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Steel no longer a steal.

Problem here, is the salvage yards have been restricting access to scrap because of liability issues. I'm disappointed but understand, given the potential of machinery (cranes specifically) loading and unloading, or sorting piles.
by Papa
Mar 17 2018 2:36am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Steel no longer a steal.
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Steel no longer a steal.

As my primary go-to metal for fast and cost effective builds (when completed weight isn't a major concern), I was stunned to see a 25% increase on todays steel purchase. "Yup... Everything but some flat stock", he told me. Adding, "US mills are lagging demand". I had antisipated a mild ripple effect...
by Papa
Mar 06 2018 1:47am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: portable air compressors for tires
Replies: 125
Views: 10828

Re: portable air compressors for tires

This thread has lingered with me since its inception - I genuinely needed a DC portable compressor, and managed to score a decent one at a local pawn. He had several, but I chose a vintage Coleman "Inflate-all 150". The pump dims are 4.8" x 5" x 3". Unlike the eBay example, mine is NOS and I departe...
by Papa
Feb 28 2018 11:35pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Electric chopper trike build journal
Replies: 86
Views: 12004

Re: Electric chopper trike build journal

With a trike, you want just about as little trail as you can get away with-- Yup. The pedicabs I design and build have relatively steep head angle with unusually long fork offset. This minimizes trail, downhill steering bias, and wheel flop. I commonly refer to this as "neutral" steer. Because all ...
by Papa
Feb 27 2018 11:21pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Electric chopper trike build journal
Replies: 86
Views: 12004

Re: Electric chopper trike build journal

Basically keep the weight (batteries, controller, seat/rider) low and between the two rear wheels. To avoid unnecessary surprises at speed, the trike's laden weight distribution should be in the neighborhood of 33f/66r (placing equal weight on all tire contact patches). So if mounting the batteries...
by Papa
Feb 25 2018 11:42am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Electric chopper trike build journal
Replies: 86
Views: 12004

Re: Electric chopper trike build journal

Some ES members here seem convinced that the 3-wheeled (non tilting) vehicles are inherently unsafe. Fact is, when the 'trike' builder employs a few basic design principles, the end results can be, and often is,... just as safe and dynamically effective as a 4-wheeler. But if you ignore the well est...
by Papa
Feb 25 2018 1:23am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 201
Views: 25532

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

zro-1 wrote:
Feb 23 2018 8:29pm
I'm going to be opening my motor over the weekend to inspect the halls and wiring to them inside the shell.
Before you remove the hall PCB, be sure and mark its position. The PCB retaining screw holes are slotted. (See image #7 in my thread)
by Papa
Feb 25 2018 12:12am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Electric chopper trike build journal
Replies: 86
Views: 12004

Re: Electric chopper trike build journal

Have you determined CoM yet? A common issue when duplicating a bike's steering geometry, is that it typically places the CoM too far forward, and too high.
by Papa
Feb 22 2018 5:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 6425

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

Added a few more images - planetary gear tooth re-marking, and inside views of the Halls.
by Papa
Feb 21 2018 1:29am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Has anyone ever blown a IGH hub?
Replies: 21
Views: 2804

Re: Has anyone ever blown a IGH hub?

crazyebot wrote:
Feb 20 2018 1:03am
Sourcing a replacement is proving... Problematic.
Contact Aaron's for replacement IGH parts:

http://www.rideyourbike.com/internalgears.shtml

Email: aaron@rideyourbike.com
by Papa
Feb 20 2018 11:59pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping

While I give'em kodos... there's a catch (isn't there always)... The $90 is in the form of a gift card. Oh well... it makes a decent discount on that black, semi-compact Makita impact i was drooling over.
by Papa
Feb 20 2018 11:32pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping

Went to retrive my 600W's PV order and HD informed me they sadly hadn't arrived yet (1 day past expected delivery date) claimed lost somewhere. To make it right, they offered me 15% off on a replacement re-order. Let's see... That's $90, so $15 off per panel - or $0.85/Watt. Cool!... I can wait 'not...
by Papa
Feb 20 2018 11:08am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 6425

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

motomech wrote:
Feb 20 2018 7:11am
I count 8 teeth on the Sun gear in that linked pic, which is what I counted in my 2015 tread;
Q100 CST 328--8, 39, 27, 77, for an overall ratio of 9.63 to 1.
Via my calculator, your ratio: 8t, 39t, 27t, 77t = 13.9:1.
by Papa
Feb 20 2018 1:50am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 6425

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

While my Q100H/328 is still in pieces, I'm tempted to carefully isolate a single stator pole and measure its resistance. Since I know the winding wire gauge (24 AWG), this should give me a point of reference. Unfortunately, to be useful, the same needs to be performed on different ratio hubs - which...
by Papa
Feb 19 2018 11:00pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 6425

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

Perhaps another clue...

Both of my recently purchased Q100H/328 hubs are etched "AAD3616A". I assume the numbers to indicate 36 Volts, and 16 Amps. But zro-1's hub indicates BBD3620A. If my interpretation is correct, why the different amperage markings/ratings?
by Papa
Feb 19 2018 10:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 6425

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

... Here's where things get really strange. What this tells me is that either: The wheel RPM (201 vs 260 vs 328) is determined by the motor winding and not by the gear ratio, or I received a 328 RPM motor, even though I ordered a 260 RPM There's convincing evidence of gear changes - but little-to-n...
by Papa
Feb 19 2018 12:52am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 6425

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

Yeah, that's the Q100 not the Q100H. Which is what I was getting at before where the rear-drive Q100 H is only 201 or 260 RPM, and the rear-drive Q100 is only 201 or 328 RPM. After examining many images and comparing them to my Q100H, I likely wouldn't purchase ANY Q100... 328 or otherwise. I don't...
by Papa
Feb 18 2018 10:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 201
Views: 25532

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

I took the bike for a test ride today since the motor and Phaserunner can both operate sensorless. It runs quiet and cool. I went up a pretty steep long hill and the bike kept its speed up very nicely. The motor wasn't much warmer than ambient temperature. That doesn't seem typical of a 26"-700c/32...
by Papa
Feb 18 2018 2:07am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 201
Views: 25532

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

I'm also seriously pondering the phaserunner, so will be interested in your numbers. Thank you!
by Papa
Feb 18 2018 2:02am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 201
Views: 25532

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

.My bigger concern is why BMSBattery says that this is a 12:1 ratio motor when in fact by both of our measurements , its only an 8:1 ratio motor. My biggest concern... Is the results I get when I twist the throttle. Dissecting the motor blesses me with the knowledge of what I can and cannot do,... ...
by Papa
Feb 17 2018 10:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 201
Views: 25532

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

I certainly understand your frustration IDing specific differences between various generations of Cute motors. But it's vitally important that we avoid replicating assumptions. Among the many internal images I've seen, I have noted many obvious changes between the 1st gen Q100 and the later Q100H. S...
by Papa
Feb 17 2018 9:30pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 201
Views: 25532

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

... I couldn't get the planet gear carrier screws loose. I don't have an impact driver,... My error for not sharing an ol' timer trick for overly tight fasteners - Assuming your Philips head...; Take one of your unused or cheapie Philips screwdrivers and break-off the plastic handle. Now use the ba...