ninepointeight wrote:Looks like an awesome bike, I am sure it will be a blast (hopefully no combustion).
I am building a wheel with a QS 273, and there isn't a ton of info on here about them.
What gauge spokes are those? And are you are going to upgrade the phase wires on it? They ones that they put on there seem hardly adequate.
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I had some special requests when I ordered my motor, including that the phase leads be as large as they could possibly fit through, because I've upgraded the phase leads of every other hubmotor vehicle I've ever had and it's quite a few hours of work an I would happily just pay extra to have them do it on initial assembly.
I also got a very high 16.8kV winding, so this setup really only works well with big phase current, but should be very efficient with a powerband that has silly top-end speed.
With respect to lacing the wheel, it would be so much stronger if QX motor would spread the spoke flanges out to the far outsides of the magnet/rotor ring assembly. They are only about an inch apart, and this means reduced spoke angularity possible in lacing to get the wheel robust to side loading.
I left the spokes and sizing in the hands of a friend who did world-cup downhill bike rims and motocross racing wheel lacing as well for many years. His name is Jamie, hugely talented on a bicycle and motorcycle, and he is one of my favorite folks on the planet to ride with, and he is the guy who assembled the longest lasting of the deathbike wheels. Next time I visit the bike I will take a measurement and photo of the spokes and layout.
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