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hello, I used a shaft connector with two set screws in it. if your propshaft is going to be long like mine, use u joints. as for diy props, it is possible but they will likely be less efficient
it looks that way because I don't have the throttle wide open in the video, but trust me it's no speed demon
No problem, if you ever do restore one, pls post pics!
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Thanks for reminding me! I forgot to mention performance notes, I have had 700 lbs of people and chairs on it and only the rear part of the pontoon sank about 3-4 inches. I was very surprised by the flotation of the pontoons and by how well the honda pushed the weight along!
This is awesome
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Awesome! make sure to post it when you finish
interesting idea, sounds like you are considering hub motors, which work well if properly done. with that said, using half shafts would not be direct drive, but hun motors would be. your first issue would not be cost, it would be gearing. a hub motor going straight into a wheel (even one already spinning) would not have any reduction. this idea could potentially work, but I'm not sure your price would be as high as 15k. a manual tranny donor vehicle (maybe a civic, etc) would set you back less than 3k and a two motors/controllers would be another 5-6, I think it could be done for under 10k
thanks for the reply, vehicle will weight around 900 lbs with a ifs diff with a ratio 1:2.9, i'm thinking that from the warp 9 will be a decent balance of top speed/torqueif you want, check out the build here http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=32247
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thanks, I doubt it, these things are born from creativity
ganhaar, I'm in the middle of a single seat electric car project. I have a similar transmission setup with single speed but in my case, it is connected to a FWD ifs differential. since there are not multiple gears, I saw you were using AC induction motors because they have a wide range of torque, great for single speed setups. I was planning on using the warp 9 DC motor in this configuration. do you think a DC motor will have enough torque range to serve this purpose? thanks
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