def215 wrote:FRICTION DRIVE! FRICTION DRIVE! FRICTION DRIVE!
but a matt drive does sound tempting too.
EVTodd wrote:Finally got some parts in the mail so I started putting a few things together today.
Getting closer to seeing just how far you can go with friction drive. No endless calculations, just throw more volts at it and see what happens .
deVries wrote:Hey, it IS Todd,
You made my day, week, month to find you on ES & posting about another FD project you're doing!
You are the FD man!
def215 wrote:sweet. your FD builds always inspire me. i got a spare exceed monsterpower motor now so i think ill be building another FD bike soon.
will this one use the same concept as your last ones that uses the sliding plate mount to have variable pressure on the tire?
EVTodd wrote:Time for some more weekend shopping. Who has the best prices on Astro motors? Anyone have a used one they want to sell?
-EDIT- Wow, no responses at all. I guess everyone is getting sick of friction drive builds. lol
Solcar wrote:That frame triangle looks super strong.
gtadmin wrote:Not everyone is sick of FD, I enjoy most (not all though) of these builds even if I were to never build one myself. Got a closeup piccie of your current setup?
EVTodd wrote:Here's a quick picture of the drive
I was using a Towerpro 5330 at 12s when I was riding it. My gf is running on 6s with a turnigy Turnigy 50-65.
I went with a simple seat post mount on this one. The roller is higher on the tire than I like but it still works perfect.
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