Turnigy HXT Powered Custom Cruiser Worklog
Time has come to build myself another e-bike! a TWO WHEEL* e
Some may or may not have already seen the design i have entered into the Free single stage drive "Contest" This will be the worklog for that build!
I see some members here idea of a "custom build" is to start with a pile of battery cells then
2-3 pages of assembling the packs and fitting the BMS etc etc etc then bolt on a hub motor:-S...
bout as interesting and exciting to me as watching paintdry...no offence intended
You wont see that here i can guarantee you that! ill be using 5000mah 22v Lipo packs when
the bikes done...that it for battery info until i purchase batteries in a month or twos time..<--YES Deecanio I WILLZ finally be "GangSta"
The e-bike i have in mind is a low slung stretched cruiser design with linear actuators
and lowering a set of stabiliser wheels too keep the bike upright whilst transferring to
and from the bike from my wheelchair. The bike will have operational pedals
as such my feet will need to be strapped to the pedals and the stabiliser wheels used
when starting and stopping...I will be fabricating the frame from scratch & if all goes well it will vaguely resemble this--->
The motor (i have
) is the Turnigy HXT 130
-->(additional glue will be applied to magnets and bearings replaced)
I picked this up Friday from a fella (Joe
) that spotted my trike video on YouTube
and got interested in building an e-bike...he has since decided
a motorcycle (bobber) is the direction he is going to take, the HXT was bought for $AU150 NEVER USED
So i have the motor...i still require to purchase ESC, servo driver and a BEC...I am leaning towards
the Sentilons ESC
i'm not as insane as Liveforphysics
(any more anywayz
) so i'm hoping i wont have the 8in flames shooting out the unit as
BEC...no idea haven't seen one capable of running on 44v yet worse comes to worse
i guess a battery hooked directly to the ESC will suffice, no biggy will work that out when the time comes.
i think the servo tester i'll go with what Mr Recumpence SIR
sells...waiting to hear back from Matt
on this and
a single stage drive...If you have a suitable BEC also Matt i would be interested in price/avaiability/freight charges ...Today
I picked up the tubing and mild steel plate I will use for constructing the custom frame-->Larger OD tube
is 35mm the smaller
is 21mmLarge OD tube
has 2mm wall thickness...Smaller OD tube is 3mm<--smaller to be used for the rear half of frame.
Total cost for tubing $AU45
I also went out to Bills Machinery
officially now my fav establishment I could spend days there browsing, if they ever need a
place for an Aussie version of Junkyard Wars (Scrapheap Challenge for the English members
Bills is the place!! I picked up a 10in 'V' pulley that will require machining to suit 5mm pitch flat belt,
I have spoken to a good mate of mine and he said he will take it too his work and turn it
down on the lathe for me--->
I shall then add teeth to it in the same manner Matt (1000watt)
has done on his pulley for the cruiser. Using spare belt, release
agent and epoxy. Matt also picked up a 21tooth pulley for me online (see pic of motor
when he ordered a spare for himself...I'm hoping to swap this for the sprocket Matt (Recumpence
on the reduction drive unit...
I plan to start the fabrication of the frame tomorrow. First things first a frame jig will be knocked up
to 'hold' the head tube, the two bottom brackets and rear axle drop-outs.
This will likely take best part of the day, i shall return with the pics of the days activities...
As always i hope all that view this thread get something from it, if anyone
has any questions OR ideas please feel free to chip in.
KiM * indicates 2 wheels PLUS 2 additional retracting stabilising wheels