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About FoamieNinja

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    Inmotion V10F

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  1. I figured it was worth mentioning, as I backpedaled a bit from the electric deals in January, and ended up going full circle. Of course, as per usual... I wasn't satisfied with the way they were set up out of the box, and added something of my own to both my 24, and 32" deals. My 24" setup. And my 32" setup.
  2. I usually don't post frequently, but I had finally succumb to curiosity... On that note, Here's a glimpse into some of the things I've designed and built, as well as some of my other models and such. Fixed wing Multicopters Unusual/Unique things Micro stuff Everything else On a side note, it might take me a bit to update the links. I've been at it for roughly two or three hours now. I still have a bunch left to sort through. If something is untitled, it should be updated in a few days. If there are others from the radio control community here, I'd love to see what everyone has designed or built, as well.
  3. I was going to mention this a few days ago, as I had mine dialed up to 28mph, for a while. Not sure I'd recommend attempting to cruise at that speed, but a short burst every now and then shouldn't be an issue. My last pre-winter cruise, I pushed it to its peak a couple of times, and it seemed to handle it well. There again, I only spun it up for a couple of short bursts. I haven't had the opportunity to pop the cycle open and check the diameter of the motor cabling, and/or the datasheet(s) for the mosfets. I can only hope that they ran at least 14ga to the windings.
  4. I'm currently in the process of adding those to the archive as well. I'll update the tags and such to include them, once i'm finished fiddling with everything. Edit: They should be available now.
  5. A drill, and appropriately sized bit, works well for digging out whatever sort of adhesive is in there. It's how I ended up dealing with mine.
  6. I know I'm still relatively new here, in terms of account age, but I figured that I'd post something that's hopefully useful for the community. Due to the frustrations I've had with the constant crashes in the latest (7.x.x) releases of the iOS fork of the InMotion app, I've spent the past few hours downloading the majority of releases from the AppStore, archiving them. I mainly stick with 6.7.2, as it's the last version that doesn't seem to crash on my device. The only downside is that it doesn't have the code to fully support my V10F... But that's okay. I'm still working on downloading the last few yet, but I have all of the available releases from 7.1.2 to 6.0 uploaded, currently. I should have some of the earlier revisions uploaded soon, as well. Hopefully this will be found as useful, as I'm sure everyone had a preferred, or favorite release that they used, or are currently using with their wheel(s). Also, Merry Christmas, everyone! And a Happy New Year. The app releases are currently stored on my mega account, here: https://mega.nz/#F!5BZXlQwD!QpkEVT9Tca7Z_9dvlJP2_A
  7. I haven't had the time to attempt another long range run with it as of late, due to poor weather conditions... But I did squeeze in a couple of short runs with the tire inflated to 50psi. It's a bit more unforgiving with bumps, but seems to be a bit more nimble when maneuvering. I may bump it up a bit more in the future, just to see how much of a change in performance I'd see. I regularly deal with, and am intimately aware of the characteristics of lithium based cells, and their "quirks." The temperature at the time was within acceptable limits, and shouldn't have been that much of a contributing factor in this. I don't believe wind should have been much of an issue, either... As the gusts were perpendicular to my direction of travel... I did get blown across the bike lane a couple of times, though. Probably the simplest way I can think to quickly get an accurate measurement of what's going on under the hood, would be to rig an ammeter, and shunt inline with the input. It's a clean, and simple method for getting a decently accurate reading, as long as it's properly calibrated. Also, for confirmation... 160lb loaded. ±5lb just to account for drift in the scale. I'll definitely need to revisit this once the weather warms up again. Unfortunately, it's just too cold outside to get an accurate result right now. ------- Edit: I did manage a 27 mile run today (12-19-2018), @ 60PSi. Not a significant increase in distance by any stretch, but it was only approx. 45-50° outside. Li-ion cells don't perform quite as well under those temps. At a guess, I probably lost close to 10-15% of my runtime to low temps. That would equate to roughly 3-4 miles.
  8. I was wondering if there might be any riders registered here that would be local... I checked the recent list of users in the InMotion app, and it seems that there are only 12 in the entire state... Only two of which are within 30 miles of me. I figured this might be a more effective method in finding others to cruise with, since it doesn't restrict my search to InMotion users. I know it may be a while before the weather will cooperate again, but I was hoping to find a few that may be interested in the future... Or when the weather clears. Edit: I regularly pass through, or loiter around Yellow Springs (primarily on weekends), via the main bike trail there, usually starting off at Ellis Park... If anyone local were to be searching for me, that's the location where you'll have the greatest chance of spotting me. On occasion, I'll round-trip the same path from the route 70 overpass to Xenia.
  9. I did a bit of prodding in the official Discord channel before deciding to post my issue here and such... Yesterday, I decided to see how far I could push my new V10F on a single charge. Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed when my answer ended up being ~24 miles. I'm at a bit of a loss for the solution, as the only thing I could come up with was that the li-ion pack may have gotten swapped out accidentally, when they were fiddling with the waterproofing issue. The ride was smooth, level, and paved for at least 90% of the trip... with the only exceptions being road crossings and a couple of bridges. I only weigh 160lb, so weight shouldn't be an issue. I keep tire pressure at roughly 36PSi, as well. Most, if not all acceleration and deceleration cycles were smooth and gradual, too. To me, 24 miles seems abnormally short, considering InMotion claims at least 50 under ideal conditions. Even derating that value by 10-20% is acceptable. Something seems quite off, when one is only able to achieve 40-50% of the stated range. Thoughts?
  10. It seems that there was no appropriate place for homebrew stuff, so I figured that this would be the appropriate place, as it's InMotion specific. I was working on one of my other projects, when I figured it would be a great time to go off on a tangent, and design a suitable stand for my V10F. This is the end result: I finished the setup with a section of carpet tile under the base. If you need a relatively low friction surface, and don't want to scar up your smooth floors, this seems to be the most appropriate option. On a side note... If the footpads for the V5/V8 are in roughly the same location, it may work for those models as well. I'm also working on another nifty little accessory that may be useful in the future, too.
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