Yes we should! Even without presents it would be great fun.
YT timed out on the uploads while I was sleeping, so I have to restart them.
(oddly enough, I slept thru the whole night fine without waking that I know of, which is very unusual for me...then again, I think the dogs did, too, which is unheard of for them--when I woke, they were all still in the same spots as when I dozed off typing something up not too long after posting the above.)
It was a fun ride, though short. Since my pack is roughly 20Ah, maybe 15Ah with the limit I restrict myself to (I don't think I've pushed it past 11Ah so far), I probably could've done two or three times the distance we did, maybe more if I'd slowed down, at the lower-than-usual Wh/mile rate I was getting.
I cant' remember exactly, but I think Mdd0127 was around the 1/4-pack-usage point of is 12s3p (44v15Ah) LiPo, though he was having a lot more fun on his bike than I was trying to on mine.
I also don't know if he started out fully charged or not. His motor is the custom RC motor with modified Recumpence reduction and custom rear-wheel drive, and seems to be pretty efficient for the power you could get out of it. I think he'd mentioned that at "normal" speeds he could probably get 80 miles of range, or pushing lots of power and speed with big hills and whatnot maybe 15 miles? Can't recall for sure.
I dont' know how much capacity Evoforce has in his main Headway pack, but it is quite large, with a row of vertical cells from about the seattube to well past the headtube on either side. IIRC it's a 72V pack, but I don't remmeber if they are 8 or 10Ah cells. He also mentioned a problem with the pack, a bad cell or more, damaged by defective Signalab BMS units.
Because of that, he was also carrying his so-far-reliable CammyCC pack, which is essentially identical to mine (from Bluestreak) except that mine has had at least three cell failures so far, I think. I don't think he had to switch over to it at any point, but I imagine it's good to have a backup pack when your high-performance one has a problem.
Mdd0127 also gave Evoforce a 44s2p pack, which used to be used on the test mule bike so it's broken in already, and cabled up/configured already. So now he has something else to test out for a smaller and lighter solution, once he works out a setup on a bike for it. (Evoforce is really good at nice-looking practical solutions for pack boxes/etc.--I wish I had gotten some pics/video of his big pack at night; it is internally it up with color LEDs, so it can be set to a specific color or set to mutate color over time)
It was also fun meeting md0127's two older dogs, whose names I am having a terrible time almost-remembering (like so many things these days
). I forgot to get pics of them.
Anyway, speaking of presents, the camera battery is recharged and card emptied, so:
left: Some halls, an ebike tester, a Burtie TA2v1 with cables/etc (to use on that powerchair motor project:http://www.endless-sphere.com/forums/vi ... 30&t=32838
since the halls on that are just a basic 120-degree physical install by me on the motor, and I don't really know if they're where they should be or not. The TA2 will help me find the best place to put them, hopefully.
middle: HK battery medic, Meanwell SP-320-48 (I think already adjusted to the LiPo 12s charging voltage of 50.4 for 4.2V/cell), a Fechter MW CL board built by Auraslip, and a tested and wired pack of six HK Turnigy 6s 5A, wired as 12s2p for 44V 15Ah, IIRC.
Right: a pair of new-unused Avid Single Digit 5 brake arms/pads, (just like the ones I have on the front of CrazyBike2 except mine were well-used from a bikeshop junk rack). Maybe I will get around to installing studs for the rear wheel arms on CB2 and I can finally have rear brakes.