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by SoSauty
Oct 28 2011 3:29pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!
Replies: 248
Views: 23716

Re: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!

Hey Thud, I had that Astro geared so low it never pulled 140+ amps except for brief spikes; see the radar speed for #105 (31mph). In practice the CA settled at 120amp up the straight. Your example still holds true as my voltage was up close to 48V and pulled near 7K. What I have yet to come across, ...
by SoSauty
Oct 28 2011 1:25pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!
Replies: 248
Views: 23716

Re: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!

Well spoken Thud, Zombeiss, Y-pedal, some talk on this thread comes off as insecure. Occassionally some of it pops up on the 'MotorizedBike' forum but other members redirect it pretty quick such as you 3 are doing here. Ha, ha Have 'em pedal the 1st lap! Go crazy with a Cloud electric motor! "Annoyi...
by SoSauty
Oct 28 2011 9:39am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!
Replies: 248
Views: 23716

Re: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!

Here you go Luke. Love to learn about e-bikes. Hope you can contribute. See you at the next race.

Neat discussion, would love to continue in depth here.
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by SoSauty
Oct 27 2011 11:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes
Replies: 68
Views: 6562

E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes

While browsing the HobbyKing Turnigy motors, noticed that the 80-100 was compared to 80cc gas. And what struck me was the 80-100 could give some value with 8 & 0 as the 1st 2 digits. https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=5142 After talking with a few other bike builders...
by SoSauty
Oct 27 2011 7:01pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!
Replies: 248
Views: 23716

Re: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!

Of course in a scientific or technical context. I speak in rough lay terms, such as my use of the term 'mass'. The Turnigy80-100 is larger than the Astro3220 though the true mass of the 3220 is greater. The inrunner vs outrunner comparison also dashes further any precision of comparisons. For the pu...
by SoSauty
Oct 27 2011 6:23pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!
Replies: 248
Views: 23716

Re: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!

Sorta the point I meant to make but didn't get it all out. The Astro is closer in size to the Turnigy80-85 and just a bit smaller than the Turnigy80-100. Almost certainly, the hi-amps was the A3220s' demise. What I meant by lo-voltage being the problem is that by having higher voltage available, I c...
by SoSauty
Oct 27 2011 5:17pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!
Replies: 248
Views: 23716

Re: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!

The 80cc and 100cc numbers come straight from the HobbyKing site. Then look at Turnigy80-100, multiply and take the 1st 2 digits, wah-la 80. The Astro 3220 is 3.2" X 3.4", or 81mm X 86mm. Multiply mm one gets 69.66 round to 70cc. It's just a rough gauge of engine size/mass to dissippate heat. Turnig...
by SoSauty
Oct 27 2011 12:44pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!
Replies: 248
Views: 23716

Re: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!

Agreed the 24 fet allows a nice hi-voltage use. I suspect the comparitively low 12S 44.4Voltage is what caused the 3220 to melt. My Astro had an open can and a CPU fine finned heat sink with 20Xs surface area. According to the hub simulator, hi-voltages are the ticket for hubbies for sure. A testimo...
by SoSauty
Oct 26 2011 6:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What motor is on this 'Green Cruiser?'
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: What motor is on this 'Green Cruiser?'

Hey Dogmanz, I hope you're doing well enough to check out the evening Tucson race this Sat eve. Guessed BaFang also, looked up a few sites. I found a few BaFangs that were 2 toned but not exactly like this foto. Their site says 350W. Wouldn't it be great if it weren't the Baby BaFang and a lo wind. ...
by SoSauty
Oct 26 2011 6:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What motor is on this 'Green Cruiser?'
Replies: 4
Views: 334

What motor is on this 'Green Cruiser?'

I'm guessing the wheelbase is long at 45" or more. But 2 calls and the sales people know nothing about the bike. What motor have we here?
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Green Cruiser Tornado 24" roughly 45" wheelbase
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http://electricbikes.cc/Green-Cruiser-T ... ruiser.htm
by SoSauty
Oct 25 2011 8:24pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!
Replies: 248
Views: 23716

Re: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!

Hmmm, at $100+ a lap, I've had better days. Actually, could someday be a neat memory. Sad about #74 Chris with his blazingly fast 49cc pedaless mo-ped. He turned 1m19sec laps to Paul's 1m21sec laps. #74Chris, #100Luke, and #81AGK were to have their own unlimited race after the 11hp Ultimate. AGK mis...
by SoSauty
Oct 23 2011 9:44pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race Track
Replies: 283
Views: 45070

Re: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race T

Yes, Dan Hanebrink sporting some classy racing approved slicks! E-bikes made the leap at Grange. Heard Paul_D and Aidan recorded some 50mph straights. Luke(LFP) rumored upper 60's when his machine was running clean. All bikes stepped up the race pace. Fastest lap turned by #81 EGK, a huge 196cc 4 st...
by SoSauty
Oct 19 2011 5:36pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race Track
Replies: 283
Views: 45070

Re: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race T

Yes Evo Ed, but you now have SoSauty to contend with, no title repeat for you :P

I too, have a bike frame on its' side with a thick gob of epoxy drying within.
by SoSauty
Oct 15 2011 12:09am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Death Race Oct. 29
Replies: 39
Views: 4260

Re: Death Race Oct. 29

Hey Dave31,

Sounds great. See you there, ToyRacer II should be ready as I am.

Will #55
by SoSauty
Sep 23 2011 9:54pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race Track
Replies: 283
Views: 45070

Re: SoCal Motor Bicycle Racing Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Trac

Our motored bikes are in their infancy, not quite as fast as they'll be in another 3 years. A hi-voltage C-9 would of won the E-class, and placed 3rd, 4th, or 5th in the main at Willow Springs. It would of taken 2nd in the e-class, perhaps 4th, 5th, or 6th at Tucson Death Race, if modded a bit (lg m...
by SoSauty
Sep 20 2011 12:43am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race Track
Replies: 283
Views: 45070

Re: SoCal Motor Bicycle Racing Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Trac

MBR said, All hub motors are just fine to race. There is no way for a hub motor make enough hp to be in the Unlimited Class. Hey Arlo, I can't find any 10+h.p. hubbies on ES, not continous (in the sense of mostly full throttle racing) anyway. MBR, LFP, AJ say hubbies are OK, so come on out and give ...
by SoSauty
Sep 18 2011 8:30pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race Track
Replies: 283
Views: 45070

Re: SoCal Motor Bicycle Racing Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Trac

Paul_D :!: :!: :!: :!:

There's a benchmark to get us building . . . . fassssstttttt . . . . . .
by SoSauty
Sep 14 2011 11:21pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: DP-420 METAL EPOXY REVIEW by Doctorbass
Replies: 58
Views: 7589

Re: DP-420 METAL EPOXY REVIEW by Doctorbass

Thanks Doc, Purchased some of both off-white and black. Plan to slit my 6061aluminum frame, then crush the 3/4" tubing over to 3/8," to create extra room for the chain path. Then squirt a large dollop into the tubing to keep that area of the frame strong. (have the gun and mixie tubes) Fun vids boos...
by SoSauty
Sep 13 2011 5:44pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race Track
Replies: 283
Views: 45070

Re: SoCal Motor Bicycle Racing Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Trac

Farfle, Regen brakes, Cool 8) Can you skid the rear tire when using the front brakes? How much juice do you think you can put back in the batt pack on a track? A hubbie w/ regen braking, no chain to worry about breaking :!: I plan to not run a FW and use the motor for controlled sliding/ backing int...
by SoSauty
Sep 10 2011 12:45am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Overvolting Turnigy motors
Replies: 21
Views: 2946

Re: Overvolting Turnigy motors

Yes! That's probably the best of the best. I lost the link after a 1st reading and may have forgotten some parts. Thanks Miles. Plan to review chap1 again and glance over later chapters for relevant info. So R, such as Astro PDF tables resistance column, or in this case Turnigy info on HK site, is a...
by SoSauty
Sep 09 2011 11:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rim suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Rim suggestions

Check out a few reviews on MTBR. SunRingle is generally reasonably priced, mid-quality with a wide selection. 29mm wide will fit 2 to 2.5" tires in a standard mtn bike frame. Any wider rim causes problems w/ cantilever rear brakes. That changes if you mod/build your own frame (sounds like a timely e...
by SoSauty
Sep 09 2011 11:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike road race bike: Questions and build info
Replies: 245
Views: 17370

Re: Ebike road race bike: Questions and build info

Yup, Vanilla Ice, you sound pretty easy going, Hah hah, The water cooled Morinis, the most powerful common bike kit at the time of motored bike conception, are rated about 11hp, thus the limit. Most gear heads will be wearing floppy parachute clothes. Lycras :shock: Jay, Check out a few reviews on M...
by SoSauty
Sep 08 2011 10:51pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Overvolting Turnigy motors
Replies: 21
Views: 2946

Re: Overvolting Turnigy motors

So, now that we're close to the topic;

What does heat result from :?: 1 power, or 2 amps, or 3 flux, or 4 resistance/impedance, or 5 ??somethin' else

Man, gotta keep pluggin' till motor theory comes together. (yea, yea, I've read all the theory links plus others)
by SoSauty
Sep 08 2011 10:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Astro motor information
Replies: 13
Views: 2057

Re: Astro motor information

I'm curious to know how risky are open cans to collect debri resulting in motor failure. Do the Turnigy open outrunners have a pretty good record of running without this sort of failure :?: Should we screen our open can Astros or just run 'em open air :?:
by SoSauty
Sep 08 2011 3:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike road race bike: Questions and build info
Replies: 245
Views: 17370

Re: Ebike road race bike: Questions and build info

The nano-lipos are worth every penny. Get bullet connectors that come w/ plastic covers also. Frock motors get a bad rapt, yet Dogmanz ran 40mph leading a race (before the flag personel botched communication) with a single C9 frock motor. Turnigys and Astros have more of a track record. Your Turnigy...