Thanks SlowCo, looks interesting! Did he use the 10kw Goldenmotor for his first iteration?SlowCo wrote: ↑Jan 07, 2018 4:13 pmRead this thread for inspiration and data:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 3&start=75
His latest set up is with a Zero (e-motorcycle) motor and forced air cooling. It will be difficult to get enough range (battery) for the longer races.
Ah brilliant, thanks for the information! Sorry for the comment.SlowCo wrote: ↑Jan 07, 2018 6:38 pmI wrote that because my link starts at page 4. My mistake that I didn't put in the link starting from the first page. If you did read that page you can see that it is indeed a Golden Motor. And if you read further you'll see that he finally uses a Zero motor to keep up with the fast two strokes. As that is what you want to do just forget about the Golden Motor and go straight to the Zero motor or similar output electric motors.
From the thread I linked to you can see what you need to build to keep up with the Rotax Max motors. If you have the technical ability and budget to build something similar you should be able to compete with the DD2's. Good luck and keep this thread updated with your progress as I love to follow the build and help if I can (no expert myself I'm afraid... ).
It has been something I've considered, but I'm tackling one hurdle at a time, Nuxland has been a great resource, using his videos as a frame of reference as well https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxfgRW ... n9u8BtGXowHillhater wrote: ↑Jan 21, 2018 5:44 pmIncase you had not already realised, one of your main issues is going to be battery capacity/power/weight.
Obviously you need a powerful motor to get the pace to hang with the DD2s, but that motor power needs a powerful battery to feed it.
There are plenty of powerful cells, but the more power you use, the more capacity (and weight) you need to carry.
You will have to set yourself a "run time" target (minutes or #laps) in order to estimate how much battery capacity you will need.
It will be a compromise between enough capacity to last the race length, verses the extra weight (and consequent handling /performance handicap), that a heavier battery pack gives.