Drunkskunk wrote:You will notice a difference.
First off, to go 35km/h you're going to want a 500watt motor. A 350w motor can do it, but it's topping out. the 500w motor can do it without stress.
At a constant speed, the motors will use nearly the same amount of power.
But those are very different motors. Comparing them is sort of pointless. they work in different ways. A geared motor will accelerate efficiently, while the direct drive will cruse more efficiently. A direct drive motor is near silent, while a geared motor can be quiet, but isn't as quiet as a direct drive. A direct drive motor can take more abuse and climb long hills without over heating. a Geared motor can climb short steep hills better but may overheat on long hills.
Basically, you're very likely going to want a 500 watt motor. But you'll have to decide if you want that Direct drive, or to get a 500watt geared (BMP, MXUS, ect.)
motomech wrote:Since range was the first thing you listed, forget the boat anchor SAL batteries and get a modern chemistry battery like a Ping.
And since it's a chopper, go with the motor you like the looks of. Frankly, I think a big DD motor out frt. would look silly.
Either motor will handle the speeds you are looking for.
motomech wrote:Ok, you know the scoop the batteries. You'll never get very far on lead.
"I've seen some pics with a DD motor installed and its quite a futuristic look, it looks better than I thought. Its very Blade Runner/Fifth Element especially with the shiny black/silver effect."
Futuristic? Blade Runner was made 30 years ago, hard to believe it.
Actually, it's my all time fav. movie and holds up well.
Can Ridley do it again?
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