- Jan 20, 2019
Right, whether your bucking the wind or the fairing is, the wind must be bucked.
Thank you for the pep talk. I will try to do my best to make this a reality and test it out in full (10, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 200 miles with varying speeds). Probably a ton of post here but I will recap my vision for this, which is probably very much inline with yours. I want to combine the reliability or an electric hub motor (mid drive in my case) with a gas generator running on a high rev and a decent size cheap Li-ion battery (1kwH+). The pricing should be about a high end gas bike setup; maybe somewhere around $600-700 without the bike for a 1000W system that does 30-33 mph max, 22-25 cruise.I've been throwing this idea around in my head for years - many of prolly have - having easy gas refueling and wonderful elec torque all in one, easily replicable from home using relatively inexpensive parts! Basically a generator on a bicycle.
3D-printable microturbines aren't quite here yet LOL... But we have lots of great small engines, keep up the good work!
Isn’t easiest thing to do is buy hf tailgater generator 90 bucks and puts out 700 run 900 peak watt then full bridge rectifier to dcParts are here. The 500W generator is huge; total weight is about 15lbs I estimate. Man I hope there isnt going to be a stalling issue from the small 25cc motor. The 1500W converter is much larger than expected too. It has a huge heat sink and fan. And, it is so cold here. I might fire up the engine wed-thur this week if not it will be the following weekend. It is gonna be a cold one for a while... sigh
But, where is the fun in that. I am all keen on that idea and if the Powerhouse 500 was still available I do that. But, the HF Tailgater generator is 16x19x15. The tall 800-900W 4 cycle ones are 17x9x14 and both are about 35 lbs. The one I am making is about 6x8 (only 25cc)x14 and about 20lbs. And, I might change the linkage it can get down to like 10-12 long. That being said, I've been tinkering with it disastrously.Isn’t easiest thing to do is buy hf tailgater generator 90 bucks and puts out 700 run 900 peak watt then full bridge rectifier to dc