Solar Cruzbike The Drunken Mosquito

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Jaybirdinski
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Solar Cruzbike The Drunken Mosquito

Post by Jaybirdinski » Jan 07, 2018 10:02 am

Here is my newest creation I lovingly call "The Drunken Mosquito"
The Drunken Mosquito Pic.jpg
2 x 100w panels - $138
24v MPPT charge controller - $28
24v 20ah LiPo battery - $112
24V geared motor kit - $80
2 bicycles chopped up and smashed together (no weld) in cruzbike fashion - $108
PVC pipe with glue, tape and zip-ties to hold everything together (barely) - $20
Box to hold battery, motor controller and mppt - $5
New crank set - $10
Hacksaw, metal files, cordless drill with bits, pliers, crescent wrench, allen wrenches, etc. - $75
Perplexed looks from local Chinese - priceless
Time of construction - 2 or 3 weekends
All prices are for products purchased in China.

Vehicle weight - 64 lbs.
Top speed unassisted - 12 mph
Range - with no sun has a 20 mile range on the flat; with full sun on a summer day - 40+ mile range on the flat (maybe longer? still testing)

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icerider
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Re: Solar Cruzbike The Drunken Mosquito

Post by icerider » Jan 07, 2018 10:32 am

That looks like fun.

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Re: Solar Cruzbike The Drunken Mosquito

Post by amberwolf » Jan 08, 2018 2:58 am

I like that--but it probably sucks in the wind, especially side winds, based on my experiences using just a sunshade/canopy over my CrazyBike2 and now my SB Cruiser trike.

Better be careful, apparently at least some places it's illegal to "modify an electric vehicle to include a "rain cover" ":
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... r#p1342281

;)

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Re: Solar Cruzbike The Drunken Mosquito

Post by Jaybirdinski » Jan 09, 2018 12:40 am

Thanks for the feedback amberwolff. :pancake:

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