Hey guys, a lot has happened since our last blog post. We bought an AC-20 Motor which should arrive very soon. We also got a AC motor controller from SevCon.
When we took the engine off CholoCycle we realized several things. We had a lot of space for batteries, several anchor points to mount stuff, and sadly, one of the previous owners had tried to cut the frame :(. This meant we had to dismantle the frame so we could take it to an experienced welder who can weld aluminum. Thanks to Scott from the Central Machine Shop for helping us out!
|Someone tried cutting the frame|
|Motor model fits pretty well|
|Motor model picture from top|
|Motor model picture from the chain side|
1. Bring a bucket of water and rags to the shop and wipe it down.
2. Roll it home and hose it down.
3. Roll it next door to D-Lab and shower it..... literally
|Our Spanish friends are helping us wash choloCycle|
|Yup, it's going in the shower; Hmm, Camilo doesn't want to get his shirt wet.|
|Look at that Spanish ingenuity|
|Working hard. I should be a manager.|
|Squeaky Clean! :D|
|Quick cutout of one of the motor mounts|
|Zip-tied motor model in place|
|First motor mount in place; third anchor point needed.|
|Much better picture of the motor mount. Oh Hai Roberto|
|C-Channel welded on red square|
|There goes the front wheel....|
|Back wheel and swing arm are off too..|
|Time to take to the welder...|
|Who came up with the best way of carrying the chassis? Roberto? or...|
|Or me? Lol at Dgonz and Nancy in the background|
|Vertical Battery Configuration|
|Vertical Battery Configuration Side View|
|Criss-Cross Battery Configuration|
|Criss-Cross Battery Configuration Top View|
Looks like the Sevcon Controller is arriving tomorrow and the ac-20 will arrive very soon too. More to come in the next couple of days!