Friday 2 January 2009

It Lives!

After  a few busy days, the motor is finally rotating under battery power with the drive shaft (tail shaft) disconnected! Quite a milestone. It is running on variable speed open loop at the moment.

For some reason the motor wont reverse, it just pulses at about 100RPM.
Forward works perfectly.

I will add the speed pickup tomorrow. Hopefully that will sort it out!

When testing, ensure GOOD help is at hand.
Thankfully none of the safety measures were required :)

The team. Tim for his safety checks, Noel for a helping hand these last few days, my wife and of course myself in the grey shirt.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Mal, happy new year, congrats to your EV conversion progress and good luck with the rest of your project!

Btw. nice fireworks down there in Australia as seen on TV :@ )