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by MalcolmB
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: World first for Cedric Lynch!
Replies: 15
Views: 13086

Cedric only managed to fit around 10KW/h on the bike for the race. Steve Damn, that must have been cutting things close. At an average speed of 87 mph my back of an envelope sums say you need 20kW. The race lasted just under half an hour, so there couldn't have been much left in the tank. What was ...
by MalcolmB
Wed May 20, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flywheels For Short-Term Power
Replies: 23
Views: 17168

Interesting discussion! Just for information, the consensus on the Mini forum seems to be that the mini engine and gearbox with ancillaries and fluids weigh around 140kg.
by MalcolmB
Tue May 12, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: TTX01 Track Test. Powerful Video
Replies: 4
Views: 11443

Wow, that machine really flies. The riders seemed to like it too.

Is this the bike that Steve (Jozzer) built with the two Agnis? What size battery pack is it using now, or is that still under wraps?

Malcolm
by MalcolmB
Fri May 08, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: THUNDERSKY
Replies: 4
Views: 6291

The only one I know of is in Hungary: http://www.evpermanent.com/en/pricelist.php a factory is soon to be opened in europe That's interesting – is that the production unit that Jukka Järvinen was talking about setting up, or some other? There've been quite a few mentions of a "new&quo...
by MalcolmB
Wed May 06, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Lifepo4 cells catch fire!
Replies: 82
Views: 111803

Good to hear you've got another project going Greg. I'll be following this closely. The Matiz looks like a good choice and should really shift with a 9" motor. On the subject of calculations, I came across this excellent book not long ago that covers all aspects of sustainability and the number...
by MalcolmB
Fri May 01, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Photon Project: Help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 4411

Hi Bas Looks as if you've made some good progress. Here are a couple of suggestions. a.) Main contactors: Kilovac EV200, eBay item 190302878536 I bought two from this seller recently. Very quick delivery. Reversing contactors: Cheapest I've seen is Kelly: http://www.kellycontroller.com/shop/?mod=cat...
by MalcolmB
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Affordable AC Drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 10300

Hi Peter
The link seems to be missing from your post. Is it this one?
http://www.evparts.com/prod-MT5610.htm

Looks like a good package for a small (or slippery) car. Would be even better if the exchange rate ever returns to 2:1.
by MalcolmB
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Northern Meet 04/04/09
Replies: 1
Views: 3687

Thanks for showing us all your toys Peter (and letting us take some apart). I was seriously impressed by your research facility, I reckon Honda could learn a thing or two as well. Steve: next time, switch the flash off before taking a picture of us at the most critical moment of dismantling a 200Ah ...
by MalcolmB
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Innovative DIY approach to car conversion...
Replies: 7
Views: 8101

It's an American guy who has stripped out the engine from his car and explains that he is converting it in collaboration with Black&Decker. Squatting over the front of the car, he reaches down to where we see a cordless drill attached to the gearbox input shaft. He then proceeds to drive up and ...
by MalcolmB
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: anybody lives in the north yorkshire district?
Replies: 2
Views: 4176

Hi Phil Good to hear from another northerner. There's not many of us up here, but I'm in Newcastle. I'm also in the process of converting a Domino (fibreglass) mini – very slowly. Charles Rhoden-Rhodes (aka Tesla's fag packet) lives in Leeds and is also converting a mini when he isn't fettlin...

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