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    It's OK, lets start a DIY Powerwall discussion,...

    It's OK, lets start a DIY Powerwall discussion, that's basically what it is you're trying to do, right?
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    Stevo, I'm using the The Manzanita Micro charger...

    Stevo,
    I'm using the The Manzanita Micro charger t charge. It can be lower or higher than the pack I'm charging. It boosts the voltage and then regulates it. You can't just connect packs together...
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    Not sure, probably not much different pricing...

    Not sure, probably not much different pricing than they have on their site, because of shipping and tariffs.

    People have been using them a while. I know a couple people that really like em. So...
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    Got the new ME1507 motor mount, and it fit...

    Got the new ME1507 motor mount, and it fit perfect. Thanks to Kartmasters for making the new plate for me!

    Got a Manzanita Micro PFC30 Charger off the local Craigslist (I love Portland!) that I...
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    Yes, they're a business, but they're a small...

    Yes, they're a business, but they're a small business run by a great guy named Mark Gelbien. They did at one time sell dual and single motors. I don't know what they currently have to offer.

    Did...
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    Thanks Steve! That's a cool pic. I bet the...

    Thanks Steve!

    That's a cool pic. I bet the LED's make the picture pop a bit.
  7. Thread: Super Capacitor

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    The discharge curve sucks. It requires the...

    The discharge curve sucks. It requires the controller to operate on the entire discharge curve of the capacitor (fairly linear) from max voltage down to 0V in order to get all of the energy out....
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    Awesome projects Charles!

    Awesome projects Charles!
  9. I'm so glad you're getting this project finished....

    I'm so glad you're getting this project finished. I've been watching every time you post. Good work dude!
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    Post more pics of the jet, it's sweet.

    Post more pics of the jet, it's sweet.
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    Holy shit that Jet is awesome! is it electric...

    Holy shit that Jet is awesome!

    is it electric ducted fan or is it a turbine inside?
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    damn that's a big inverter! That's super slick...

    damn that's a big inverter!
    That's super slick actually. Gives me some ideas for my Kart trailer. My wife thanks you ;) haha
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    Hahaha, yeah, I need a mad scientist sign for the...

    Hahaha, yeah, I need a mad scientist sign for the garage for sure!

    Nice Kayak. I want to get back into fishing some more.... maybe next year I'll do that, haha!
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    An update on the motor mount: Kartmasters has...

    An update on the motor mount:
    Kartmasters has made a new plate that fits the ME1507 motor:
    http://kartmasters.fr/shop/en/mechanical-spare-parts/2045-me1507-motor-mounting-plate-for-kart.html
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    I just found a surplus of them and bought em...

    I just found a surplus of them and bought em cause the cost was super cheap. Not sure they're widely available still. Really it was just a decent cell at a good price.

    One large draw, and this was...
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    Not sure why this was posted.... Care to...

    Not sure why this was posted....

    Care to elaborate?
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    Awesome Ted that it's moving along. Good luck...

    Awesome Ted that it's moving along. Good luck with it. Anything besides that motor you're working on lately?
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    Your "OTHER" projects

    So, I know lots of us have little projects outside of the EV world. I figured I'd start a thread to share some of mine that I've completed over the years (aside from the eVFR and Kart). Please post...
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    The batteries I got for my Kart are also used in...

    The batteries I got for my Kart are also used in the Antares 23, which is a pretty nice looking craft:
    https://www.lange-aviation.com/en/produkte/antares-23et/antrieb-e/
  20. Good luck Andrew! I think you'll be happy you did...

    Good luck Andrew! I think you'll be happy you did this!
  21. The BOLT pattern is the same. The ME1616 motor is...

    The BOLT pattern is the same. The ME1616 motor is quite a bit larger and heavier though. The diameter of the motor is larger.
  22. Kelly specs are pretty optimistic in my...

    Kelly specs are pretty optimistic in my experience, so maybe do some research to see what others say lately about that combo.

    The me1115 (or even me1114 motor) is good, air cooled. They're the...
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    After having my project linger for a long time, and switching motor/batteries/etc from brushed to AC induction, etc. I think you should get it on the road. Yes, you can always upgrade, but if you get...
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    Still not so sure. Hybrids are not widespread,...

    Still not so sure. Hybrids are not widespread, and I imagine it would take some tinkering but I think torque mode (as opposed to speed mode) is a the best choice for this integration.

    In Torque...
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    That wasn't really what I was trying to say. You...

    That wasn't really what I was trying to say. You can have them tied to the same mechanical throttle.

    But, I didn't recall from earlier, this is a sidecar. So no differential, but a different...
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