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by Richo
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 13:02
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: OXIS energy & Bye Aerospace eAircraft
Replies: 0
Views: 287

OXIS energy & Bye Aerospace eAircraft

Things to come... Compared to existing Li-ion battery systems technology, the high gravimetric energy density of the OXIS technology – in excess of 500 Wh/kg at 20Ah capacity offers a two-fold reduction in battery system weight resulting in a significant increase in flight duration. https://www.aero...
by Richo
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 12:54
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser

I was corrected in the real world - not on this thread.

Please keep it on topic.
by Richo
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 12:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

Okay so you seem to have A LOT of time on your hands.
NONE of your rant above had anything to do with importing cars.
Please keep it on topic.
by Richo
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 12:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: No more i-miev's

bladecar wrote:
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 18:28
The odd electronic stuff but endlessly clogging the internet waves. 11 years.
But I guess I'd be a hero if I bought some junk from O/S, slapped it in a car, made a quick buck, then walked away.
Please keep it on topic.
by Richo
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 12:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 507
Views: 35922

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Can I ask did you do most of this yourself or did you get the odd bit of help from ppl?
by Richo
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 12:42
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: No more i-miev's

Lets say you drive 300,000km before a battery change in 10 years on the standard pack. Now lets say you still drive 300,000km in the 10 years but you pay an extra $10,000 for a bigger pack. Or perhaps you still drive 300,000km in the 10 years but pay an extra $25,000 for a super sized pack. Then may...
by Richo
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 13:05
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: No more i-miev's

Richo doesn't own a non-production ev because Western Australian technology, being top-class, has prevented him from finishing whichever car he says he is building (after 11 years). Yep paying jobs are more important that my own interests. Sadly no one has paid me to build all the components requir...
by Richo
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 12:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: No more i-miev's

bladecar wrote:
Tue, 05 Nov 2019, 14:22
Well nobody has killed the electric car.
Well it was a pun on the docco "who killed the electric car" in that they got rid of the EV1 for apparently no good reason.

But I guess profit is good a reason as any :roll:
by Richo
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 12:52
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser

Surely this must inspire someone...
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by Richo
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 12:49
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser

Richo wrote:
Tue, 05 Nov 2019, 12:51
...with current technology this could be made much lighter...
So I have been corrected on this point. :oops:
Seems the plane can be made lighter but on the other side of the coin people have got fatter over the last 40 years.
So the net weight is the same :shock:

:cry:
by Richo
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 12:46
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Grounding shielding around motor cable
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Grounding shielding around motor cable

Mmmm the "help me I'm stuck" page :lol:

Only people with pace makers worry about EMC :lol: :o
by Richo
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 12:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

There are quite a few reasonably priced ev's out in the world. Unfortunately most are not available in Australia. And to that most probably wouldn't pass our current regulations without heavy modifications at extra expense. Initially they look appealing to import until you go into all those extra co...
by Richo
Tue, 05 Nov 2019, 12:51
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser
Replies: 5
Views: 369

1979 Mauro Solar Riser

So 40 years ago someone built an electric plane. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauro_Solar_Riser 30V nicad pack and a starter motor. With 2.6kW it had a top speed of 32kph. That's 82Wh/km or nearly twice as efficient as a small eV. 40 years ago... Even now I know with current technology this could b...
by Richo
Tue, 05 Nov 2019, 12:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: No more i-miev's

Another trouble is that is barely changed in almost a decade, while technology keeps marching on. Not really. The motor, controller and batteries that are in the i-miev are all still relevant. Only the looks and gimmicky junk that is in the car has changed. It should have been a consolidation of pa...
by Richo
Mon, 04 Nov 2019, 13:08
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 979

No more i-miev's

So I don't follow production EV's but I only just found out they don't sell/make the miev anymore.
Anybody know what the last MY was?
Or the reason for killing the electric car...
by Richo
Mon, 04 Nov 2019, 12:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

Vintii wrote:
Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 12:30
6) Do we need any insurances?
Once again gambling...
by Richo
Mon, 04 Nov 2019, 12:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

Vintii wrote:
Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 12:30
5) What is the process to make it street legal?
Ring the DOT
by Richo
Mon, 04 Nov 2019, 12:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

Vintii wrote:
Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 12:30
4) What are the requirements for making them street legal?
Ohh there are lots :lol:
I think there was a thread somewhere that already covered this.
ADR compliances, crash tests and lots of money involved.
by Richo
Mon, 04 Nov 2019, 12:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

2) Do we need any licensing to sell them in private campuses? Well you need approval/license to import them. https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-and-manufacturing/importing/how-to-import/types-of-imports/importing-a-motor-vehicle If they are road vehicles you may need a dealer license and th...
by Richo
Mon, 04 Nov 2019, 12:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

3) What is the import duty on these vehicles into NSW? Well duty is federal not state. It also depends on the vehicle classification. Typically duty will be 5% but I'm not too sure about the Luxury car tx (LCT). https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-and-manufacturing/tariff-classification/curr...
by Richo
Mon, 04 Nov 2019, 12:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

Vintii wrote:
Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 12:30
7) Is there a need for separate product liability insurance?
Well depends if you're a gambling man.
Do you have spare Millions of dollars in the event that you get sued for a defective product?

Vintii wrote:
Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 12:30
8) Do we need a VIN (vehicle identification number)
Off road probably not.
On road definitely.
by Richo
Mon, 04 Nov 2019, 12:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

Here is the answer to 1) 4.5. Goods Vehicles 4.5.1. A motor vehicle constructed primarily for the carriage of goods and having at least 4 wheels; or 3 wheels and a ‘Gross Vehicle Mass‘ exceeding 1.0 tonne. 4.5.2. A vehicle constructed for both the carriage of persons and the carriage of goods shall ...
by Richo
Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 12:41
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Storing energy
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: Storing energy

As far as the water storage generation, does the fall need to be that great? Ep=mgh (Joules) 1kWh=3,600,000J=m x 9.8 x h If you have a "small" tank of 17,466L this is 17466kg of water. 3,600,000 = 17466 x 9.8 x h h = 21.0 m (ideally) For 1kWh :shock: The return efficiency will be significant. So I'...
by Richo
Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 12:40
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Vectrix acceleration and throttle problem.
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Vectrix acceleration and throttle problem.

It does kind of point to the encoder connector or the board is dirty. The PCB AND components should have a shiny clear coat over it. If it doesn't I'd suggest disconnecting the connector/power to it cleaning it with IPA and then coating it with PCB Lacquer. Make sure the connector holes and pins are...