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About DaveThomasPilot

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  • Birthday 12/14/1954

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    Norh Carolina
  • EUC
    KS14C, KS16S

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  1. Guess I have to send mine back to Jason. User manual says people over 60 are forbidden to ride it. Just kidding! (about the sending it back part). It IS going to take a few miles to get used to it. I can ride it OK, but I don't really feel comfortable yet.
  2. Mine just arrived. Love the small size! And lower weight, I think.
  3. Ok, supposed to get here by next Wednesday. My first comparison will be up the hill from my workshop. All things equal, a 10" wheel should have more torque than a 16" wheel. So, I'm expecting the MTen to do well.
  4. ordered, can't wait to try it out! A comparison report from a 250 lb guy, 16s versus MTen3 might be of interest.
  5. OK! Ordering tomorrow.
  6. Thanks for the replies. I don't have any desire to go fast or jump curbs. What about jumping on the wheel to get started? Should I worry about that? My speed limit is set by my wife who rides with me on a minipro and I never get close to exhausting battery capacity on my 16s or on the 14C when I had it. But, the ability to climb hills is a must. I jump on my 16s to down then back up a pretty steep hill to my workshop several times a day. I'd want to do that with the MTen3 too. Maybe I could get Marty B. to put a 75 pound weight in a backpack and climb up that big hill he likes. If it survives, I'll need to place an order with Jason!
  7. I'm considering getting an MTen3. The small size is attractive to take up minimum space in the cockpit. But, I'm currently a heavy guy. Has anyone rode it at or over the 240 pound limit? Thanks
  8. Where's a good place to ride in the Indy area? My wife and I will be there next week and are hoping to find a good place. Thanks!
  9. Good point on choosing different cells for the battery, Alcatraz. Power tool batteries are optimized for maximum current rather than capacity. I have a project where I used a power dock for DeWalt 20v batteries. But, I made my own batteries using different cells, since I had no need for the high current capacity but energy capacity was important. Identical form factor cells were available that had much higher energy capacity. I could do this in reverse for a EUC battery. Use highest current capacity cells without regard to energy capacity might result in a smaller and lighter battery with sufficient range for me. Sigh, another project.
  10. That sounds like a good plan, comp_2. I'm in no hurry. I figure some MTen3 will get the "need for speed" and want to sell it for one of the new, fast, big wheels. If not, I'll put in an order at EWheels.
  11. I have no plans to cut the battery pack in half. I plan on selling the 14c to get something not only lighter but hopefully smaller. Back to the Mten3--does it have a problem overheating?
  12. So, does the Mten3 have a problem with overheating? The thermal mass of the batteries must be huge. So, it would take tens of seconds (if not minutes) for them to get hot enough to be an issue. I should have clarified--I want the extra power for safety margin of overleaning, pot holes, etc. I have no desire to ride u a long steep hill like Marty :-)
  13. Yeah, I was thinking Mten3. Maybe I'll try buying a used one. Yes, reducing the parallel cells by a factor of 2 will reduce its peak output power by about the same. But, probably the motor itself is the limiting item, not the battery. It would take a heck of a lot of internal battery resistance to limit power.
  14. Well, only to the extent the battery limits maximum available current (versus wiring, connectors, motor windings, and thermal constraints). A higher voltage battery (at same internal resistance)would likely have less impact on maximum available instantaneous power (required battery current is inversely proportional to battery voltage). But, the additional series cells would add to the battery internal resistance, so maybe the large capacity is the only way to get there. Do you know for sure that the battery what limits maximum power in the lower weight wheels? Thanks, Dave Thomas
  15. I frequently take my 16s with me in my airplane. It's doable (much better than the foldable bike I used to lug) but smaller and lighter weight option would be better. This summer, we were just too loaded to take the EUC with us, so it had to stay home. I don't do long rides. So, lots of battery capacity just means more weight. The 800 wH battery in my 14C is about 3x what I need, range wise. But, I do want a high power motor for safety and hill climbing capability. Cost isn't much of a factor. Reliability is most important. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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