What you need to understand is, people mention when they have a problem, but rarely when they have success. For example, the Astro group buy saw somewhere around 35 motors sold. However, have you even seen any of those post build threads? No. I have sold somewhere around 80 motors in the last year (along with nearly that many controllers for them). However, very few of them have emailed me with issues. Remember, problems get posted, successes do not.knoxie wrote:Hi Matt
Yes they are small but they all seem to go south far too easy from what I can make out far too many folks seem to be able to blow them without even trying too hard ? I think that in time they may be useful but for me I wouldnt trust them and whilst I do love the RC builds for what they can do I dont like the reliability issues that seem to be cropping up. It seems lots of folks are dipping their toes in to the the water with RC builds and spending a lot of money and having big problems, Timas, Kim, Deec, this guy and many more all have had controller and other issues with very little running time.
I know its an evolving trend however I feel that parts of the system (not your mechanical parts) simply are not there yet for your man in the street if you like.
I think its fair to flag this up as some fans of RC setups prod a lot of fun at hub motors et al which is wrong and may steer folks down the RC path which I think is in its infancy this may end up costing people lots of money with little return, possibly putting them off the idea of an assist again, when they could have got a 9C motor from justin and have thousands of trouble free miles running still at decent speeds.
I think that people need to be well aware of what they are getting in to, I know it would put me off controllers and motors puffing out on me all the time and I love messing with all this stuff.
This build is a nice rig by the way however a 9C in the rear running at 72V would have produced very similar top end speed, be far simpler with high reliability and super stealth, giving more room to stash the batteries under the seat.
Just my tuppence worth!
Mine is posted https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 17#p244317recumpence wrote: What you need to understand is, people mention when they have a problem, but rarely when they have success. For example, the Astro group buy saw somewhere around 35 motors sold. However, have you even seen any of those post build threads? No. I have sold somewhere around 80 motors in the last year (along with nearly that many controllers for them). However, very few of them have emailed me with issues. Remember, problems get posted, successes do not.
THX Kim ! I'm waiting for this mailAussieJester wrote: Sure do...just recieved an email from Castle Creations tech support...i am looking at 3-4 weeks to get a paid replacement warranty.
Good news though i am getting replacement as mine is non-repairable...so...after paying for a new hv160 each additional will only cost
135 bucks pretty good support from Castle IMO.
dontsendbubbamail wrote:Maybe this is what you are looking for. Staton 15 mm shaft adapter
I think Matt would be the best choice for the adaptor. You still need the gear, also know as a front chain wheel. 52 and 53 tooth chain wheels are common and can be purchsed from many internet sources. There are several bolt circle diameters (BCD) for chain wheels, so just be sure you getting the one Matt specifies. If you have to have 54 teeth or more, there are companies that will custome make one for you, but I don't have a source.Beuhji wrote: Thanks Bubba for your link it is exactly what I seach ! Now do you know where I can find a rear sprockets for bicycle chain with 6 holes disk mounting around 54 teeth ? How many teeth has Matt's one ???
Wow that's cool! I think you are very lucky thereBeuhji wrote:I just got a mail from Castle Creations ! They says that my Phoenix ICE 160HV is taken under warranty and they send me a brand new one for $0 I love amercian buisness ! My two Turnigy monster 2000 returned to HK from june are even ... somewhere beyond the seas ...