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    Aerial Ace

    Anyone ever heard of an Aerial Ace?

    It's a motorcycle, not a "flying" ace or some goofy Pokeyman thing (IDK. it came up in a google search)

    I came across it while doing research on the...
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    Do you have back up plans (plan B) built into...

    Do you have back up plans (plan B) built into your design?

    Hypothetical:
    What if you ride your bike to your buddies house for, oh lets say a BBQ, you drop your phone & it gets busted.

    Will...
  3. Yup! I even go "dual purpose" & use resettable...

    Yup!

    I even go "dual purpose" & use resettable circuit breakers for the fuse & main cut-off switch for all of the go karts that I design/make.

    I also use a circuit breaker as a fuse & main...
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    I am not trying to give you a hart time, but IMO...

    I am not trying to give you a hart time, but IMO Your "playin' with fire".

    If (1) police officer, fireman, paramedic or even an average citizen gets hurt "fried"' while trying to help in a crash,...
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    I am not lookin' to fight, but your playin' with...

    I am not lookin' to fight, but your playin' with High Voltage & it's not just "all about you", think about the first responders. (in the case of a crash)

    Look at it another way, OSHA mandates that...
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    #1 Emergency purposes, (like a crash) to be able...

    #1 Emergency purposes, (like a crash) to be able to quickly disconnect the battery pack. (in an emergency)
    #2 Maintenance, to be able to "safely" trouble shoot, do maintenance or repairs on the...
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    Yes, I have read your thread, (a couple of times)...

    Yes, I have read your thread, (a couple of times) again, nice job.

    Good, I was hoping you had some kind of bypass in your design. I musta missed it.

    I see where you mention a "key switch relay...
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    Kool, so your phone is your "electronic" key...

    Kool, so your phone is your "electronic" key (basically) & the bike will not function without it.

    I asked about the phone getting low because of all of those apps running at once & them "smart"...
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    Nice Video & Very Kool Build! Could you...

    Nice Video & Very Kool Build!

    Could you explain your start up procedure? (step by step)

    If the battery in your phone gets low (0%) will the bike still function?

    Again, nice work
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    [QUOTE=aggrc;53406] I finished the wiring for...

    [QUOTE=aggrc;53406]

    I finished the wiring for the DC/DC converter. It works well and I like being able to turn it on and off with the enable switch. I know it will still have some parasitic draw...
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    Thanks, Ted The next one is gonna be a 48V...

    Thanks, Ted

    The next one is gonna be a 48V 1,800W electric powered kart called Damien.
    It's "loosely" based on an Ariel Atom type chassis.

    But, OK (not lookin for trouble) I'll take it...
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    Hey Frodus, I didn't mean to commandeer your...

    Hey Frodus, I didn't mean to commandeer your thread. (it just seemed an appropriate place to put 'em)

    So, that's my go kart portfolio. I've done some "other projects", maybe we'll get in to some...
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    Over the winter I did a lot of research on many...

    Over the winter I did a lot of research on many different styles & designs of frames & chassis.

    While doing so, I came across a Backbone chassis style frame.

    From what I understand,
    "Colin...
  14. Kool project, How about some pics & more info...

    Kool project,
    How about some pics & more info on that hub motor.
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    Since electric motors have so much torque, right...

    Since electric motors have so much torque, right from zero RPM's, for my next project I was thinkin' how about a "wheel stander"? (an electric go kart that can pop wheelies)
    It would have to be...
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    After the Turbo tests I figured that I would do...

    After the Turbo tests I figured that I would do something a little more creative.

    How about a kart without a steering wheel? (just use the force)

    So, I designed & built a kart I called Zero...
  17. Here is the wiring diagram I came up with. I...

    Here is the wiring diagram I came up with.

    I tried to simplify things as much as possible (mainly for myself)

    I drew out all of the components, roughly where they are on the bike & labeled...
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    Hello (also from Ohio) & welcome. You came to...

    Hello (also from Ohio) & welcome.

    You came to the right place. Lots of good info.

    Be prepared to do lots of reading & do lots of research before you make any decisions.
  19. That's easier said than done, As you know,...

    That's easier said than done,

    As you know, there is (2) different systems (12V & 48V) running side by side simultaneously.

    They are totally isolated from each other, but also thoughtfully...
  20. Nice meters, thanks for the links. I didn't...

    Nice meters, thanks for the links.

    I didn't really mean while riding (if so, just a quick glance, kinda like lookin' at the speedometer, to check your speed)

    I like the digital meters so far,...
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    Double Trouble with it's (2) 24V 450W motors...

    Double Trouble with it's (2) 24V 450W motors ended up being more like a "double dud". It zipped along ~12 MPH, but I didn't notice much of a difference when the second motor was activated. It just...
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    After the 8 kW motor & 60 lbs. of batteries...

    After the 8 kW motor & 60 lbs. of batteries didn't work out, on the Dingo go kart, that's when I got the idea to look for a motorcycle to convert, so I could put those components to use.

    While I...
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    Ain't that the truth. My first attempt,...

    Ain't that the truth.

    My first attempt, "simple speed controller" was a success & a complete failure at the same time, but I learned a lot.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx7pj3ule0Q
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    Unless you set it up different, you will not be...

    Unless you set it up different, you will not be happy with the end product.
    On that, Dingo (El Dingo) I had just (3) of the 12V 35AH batteries (~20 lbs. ea.), the motor (~40 lbs.) & the controller...
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    Here are some of my "other projects" My first...

    Here are some of my "other projects"

    My first (2005-ish) electric project was a go kart. It used (1) 12V car battery & a V8 Chevy starter motor & fly wheel. ...
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