My torque plates are finally ready for machining!!! It has been a very fulfilling experience filles with highs and lows. Getting this design done was the most ambitious, complex and difficult project I have ever done (and I'm not even the one who designed it!!!) Coordinating evryone's skills and efforts that has contributed to this was a real challenge, and I learned so much about fabrication, 3d design, engineering, ...etc. there are 2 members of this community that have helped me with this project. MattyCiii and adam333, thank you so much for helping me with this!!! You guys are awesome! Also, the contribution of a very talented mechanical engineer Ph.D. has been very valuable in combining Matt's and Adam's design to fit my motor setup. Enough with the a** licking!!!! Let me explain the design. There are 3 modifications that I wanted to make from the original parts : wheelbase, material and axle hole. With this new design, the wheelbase will be extended 2 inches to help prevent unwanted wheelies. Its not a lot but it should help, the «cromotor» is a beast!!! Also, the axle holes are designed to be a tight fit on the axle to keep it from moving around and it will be held by big M16 bolts for an even tighter fit. the cromotor has big stiff phase wires, a channel will be machined on the back of the plate to prevent the wires from touching the turning wheel. the material that was chosen is HRS (hot rolled steel). Its a popular material, readily available, low cost, pretty solid, ...etc. Aluminium was ruled out because of the strong forces of the motor. The engineer has provided everything a machinist will need to make the plates : a detailed plan that includes tolerances, dimensions, instructions for the machinist, material to be used, different faces and angles of the design. IGS and STEP files : those are to be used to program the CNC machine. Lastly, the 3d file for future reference and modifiactions to the design if needed. Now, the next step if to have these things fabricated and thats it!!!! DONE!!! time to move on to the battery pack!!!!
check out the design plans :
original size plans: