fractal wrote:brilliant!!! did you make the inserts a tight fit? are they pressed in? i called françois and i sent him my designs. seems like a nice guy. cant wait to hear back from him.
Whiplash wrote:I have to agree, that is the most elegant torque arm design yet. BEAUTIFUL setup... Plus, it will have to split the aluminum to spin so it should be fine!
ohzee wrote:I think that looks great only concern I
had was will the battery box cut off light from the bottom of the magic shines ? May be better
to mount on bottom and cut the light going twards other people's faces ?
ohzee wrote:nice - now id love to see some videos of you riding it around. She feel pretty good ?
sweet looking bike.
oatnet wrote:When you take your first ride, remember that a bike with weight high over the front wheel handles differently from regular bikes.
MattyCiii wrote:Adam did you replace the buttons on your CA?
adam333 wrote:a few updates
Completed battery pack ( 24S, 2P, 30C, 16Ah Lipo, 23.4 lbs)
I'm using 2mm foam around all battery.
The battery is removable as an assembly and come with the balance cable as shown below:
Battery straped with velcro inside the box. Centered and constrained.
Charging area in the garage:
Home made charger with 4 x Turnigy 200W unit. They are conected in serie and each is powered by an isolated individual power supply. This allow me to charge without disconecting anything.
Not having a stand is anoying, so I made a hanging support to stabilise the bike. It allow me also to remove the front wheel easily as the wheel is 1/4" above ground.
So far, I did 935km total on my initial battery pack ( 41 cycles ) and it costed me a total of 2$ for the charging.
I was able to do my 1 st ride with this new bike finaly
Steering at low speed is odd although I get used to it quickly. As soon as you go above 30kph, the feeling is awesome. As Oatnet said, steering is realy quick, I would compare it as driving a 400 lbs motorcycle. Prety stable at high speed and in curves. The weight at the front prevent any chance for me to make wheeling even if I didnt increase my wheel base distance. ( controller is limited at 45 A though )
I took some mesures:
Battery pack weight : 23.4 lbs
Bike weight with battery pack : 96.4 lbs
Bike + driver ( me @ 175 lbs ): 271.4 lbs
max speed according to CA : 88 kph ( 55 mph ) I need a longer road to test the real maximum ( Controler is limited at 45 A )
Negative point :
I bought a 9 Speed Freewheel 11-34T from Ebay, and this thing is noisy as hell even if lubricated. ( grinding sound )
No space to carry anything. I need to look for a solution.
My fenders could protect me a bit more.
My rear break disk is also very noisy... ( anything I could do to improve that ? )
Anyway, , so far, I am realy pleased with this new bike, the "plush" and stability at high speed is just awesome. Huge improvement compared to the last one.
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