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No special connectors required! I recommend using large cable zip ties for a pvc dome for simplicity and some flexibility to make adjustments but you can also use wire, a small bolt or even electrical tape for a more temporary structure. I did make some plywood plates for the base of my dome to neaten up the bottom joints as it is a bit harder to use just zip ties when one of the members terminates. I thought I already had a picture of this on the instructable but I will go back and check and add it if not already there,regardsWayne
That won't work with brushless motors - each motor needs electrical pulses sent to the coils in the motor synchronised to the rotation of the motor. In addition you need to keep the voltage up to minimise amperage to get the maximum power from a given size motor and reduce cable sizes, improve efficiency etc. Wayne
Hi MakerN1,Thanks for the picture, I love your work on the 3d graphics modelling. Much more advanced than my humble attempts. I will send an email and happy to discuss ideas further,RegardsWayne
Hi, How is the project going. Sorry I missed your post before. I can't see any reason why just driving one wheel won't work. A couple of issues that may arise but shouldn't be too significant are limited traction in more slippery situations particularly unsealed or wet roads, going over a large bump affecting only the undriven wheel will tend to lift the driven wheel off the road. This will affect a vehicle with a higher suspension roll stiffness more than one with a low suspension roll stiffness and finally driving only one side of the car will induce a turning force on the vehicle. For a lower power vehicle this could be easily counteracted by the wheels of the car but it may create a noticeable pull on the steering and contribute to uneven tyre wear. If you are converting an ex...see more »Hi, How is the project going. Sorry I missed your post before. I can't see any reason why just driving one wheel won't work. A couple of issues that may arise but shouldn't be too significant are limited traction in more slippery situations particularly unsealed or wet roads, going over a large bump affecting only the undriven wheel will tend to lift the driven wheel off the road. This will affect a vehicle with a higher suspension roll stiffness more than one with a low suspension roll stiffness and finally driving only one side of the car will induce a turning force on the vehicle. For a lower power vehicle this could be easily counteracted by the wheels of the car but it may create a noticeable pull on the steering and contribute to uneven tyre wear. If you are converting an existing car, a better ploy may be to put the drive of the electric motor onto the engine driveshaft, gearbox output or differential input. I have thought for some time now that an electric motor providing a torque boost to the engine driveshaft would be a great mod that would not only improve efficiency but also be able to boost power and torque as well and would make a much better performance upgrade kit than the turbocharger or supercharger kits that some companies offer.
In my region there are a number of bearing suppliers that also stock belts and pulleys. You may also be able to find the parts online. In the US one of the larger suppliers of belts and pulleys is Gates. Try searching for Gates stockists near you and they will prob stock a range of similar drive parts. RegardsWayne
Hi Jeff,Being a hang glider, I imagine you would want the parts out aluminium where possible to keep weight down. I'm not sure where you live, but is probably best to find a local fabricator / machine shop. Maybe even someone who fabricates bikes if you can track down nearby. They may be more used to working in light weight, high strength fabrication than more industrial fabricators. Also boat builders / repairers will usually have skills in fabricating aluminium.If you can design the parts you want on CAD from a standard thickness plate, you can also get them cnc cut reasonably economically through an online cutting service.
Thanks for writing this up. You talked about waiting for the soil to be dry enough to cultivate but you din't talk about watering. Do you get regular rain after planting out seedlings or do you water during the growing season?ThanksWayne
would this work for bamboo?
Nibtastic, I bolted a plate to a face plate on the lathe and turned up an inner an d outer ring to make my own.
JBM,I used a generic cheap eBay board - not a good move. The first one didn't work, a cell did when I got the second board working, it was difficult to wire up and documentation was terrible. Next time I will go back to the EV Power BMS that I've used on the larger EV platform. It is more expensive initially but ends up cheaper when you start frying cells.
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