Search found 619 matches

by dirkdiggler
Sep 15 2017 2:17pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil
Replies: 463
Views: 65467

Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Got one more quick attempt. Waterproof container instantly took on water and fried the ESC. Still don't know if the setup works or not. It's already getting cold around here. Might have to wait again till spring! Another year goes by and no riding for me!
by dirkdiggler
Sep 09 2017 5:06pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil
Replies: 463
Views: 65467

Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Didn't go as well as I'd liked. The story of my life. My setup uses a c80-100 outrunner fully exposed to water. I was using a 110mm or so prop from Hiorth and the Slingshot wakefoil setup. The board is a 4'8" if I remember correctly. The board ran well without me on it. When I was laying on it, it w...
by dirkdiggler
Sep 07 2017 11:01pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil
Replies: 463
Views: 65467

Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Waterfox-
Would you recommend using a shorter mast? I'm hoping tomorrow for my first attempt, just need to wire up some longer phase wires, strap the case to the board and I am good to go. Finally got some free time.
by dirkdiggler
Sep 07 2017 3:29pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil
Replies: 463
Views: 65467

Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

@waterfox If that's your first time out you did awesome. Foiling isn't as easy at it looks. You are constantly having to weight your foil to keep it in the right spot. I've spent hours behind a boat with that Slingshot and I still find myself nose diving when I'm not paying attention. The hardest pa...
by dirkdiggler
Sep 07 2017 1:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 5026
Views: 519656

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

I've never been hit by customs in the US, except something shipped from Canada oddly. I end up buying tons of crap from aliexpress and Banggood without issue. I'm just wondering if I can use a shipping agent in China to save money on the quoted shipping cost from the company. I imagine Sur-ron takes...
by dirkdiggler
Sep 07 2017 12:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 5026
Views: 519656

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

Is it better to use your own shipping agent? I'm quoted $750 to ship to the US. Any better way to do this? I'd love to order 20 bikes shipped by sea, but don't have the means or know how. Dealing with customs and such can be a PITA. It is about as cheap for me to fly to China and pick it up myself a...
by dirkdiggler
Sep 07 2017 11:30am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 5026
Views: 519656

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

I'm ordering one and also wonder what fork to choose. Likely go with the RST as the weight will be better. I wonder who runs the EVnerd website. Nice to see some actual English specs with a nice review. Does look like they got a chance to see and ride the bike. The bike seems like a great value at $...
by dirkdiggler
Sep 02 2017 1:37pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil
Replies: 463
Views: 65467

Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Here's a great test of material strength that goes along with the e-foil:


Pc or PLA seems to hold up the best.
by dirkdiggler
Aug 26 2017 6:06pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil
Replies: 463
Views: 65467

Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Hiorth: Look at gt2b on thingiverse. The sparkle or wolf enclosure might be what you want to use to waterproof your controller. I'm printing your prop right now. I flipped it upside down for my mini printer. Looks good so far. I can't print the duct as it's too big. Can you do another cut in thirds ...
by dirkdiggler
Aug 24 2017 8:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 5026
Views: 519656

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

Group buy for U.S.? I'm down for one 60v. Wish I knew more about shipping for a bulk order. Figure they'd sell quickly. They didn't give you a ship by air quote? I wonder how much that'll be for a 100lb bike. Might be cheaper to fly there and pick it up in person.
by dirkdiggler
Aug 24 2017 5:47pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil
Replies: 463
Views: 65467

Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

So what happened to Pacificmeister? Did he go commercial with his board? No youtube videos for 2 months now. @Hiorth I was going to print out your 3d files from instructables.com and was confused on the foil attachment part. Is that whole thing one long cylinder and you cut the parts? Also got my Ne...
by dirkdiggler
Aug 17 2017 4:13pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil
Replies: 463
Views: 65467

Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

It's great to finally see some success on all this. The e-surfboard thread is like 6 years old now and only a handful have gotten a working board. Now there are like 7-8 efoils that are rideable. Hopefully this will bring the costs down for Lift and others, so that we don't have to DIY it. E-skatebo...
by dirkdiggler
Aug 17 2017 10:21am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: New 2017 Landwheel V4 super fast Electric skateboard
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: New 2017 Landwheel V4 super fast Electric skateboard

All of the e-skateboarders bailed ES and went to their own forum. Kind of sad because it was developed here, but they are a different crowd, probably much younger than the typical ESer. There are tons of these boards out there now. You'll find a new kickstarter about every day with an electric longb...
by dirkdiggler
Aug 16 2017 1:10am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3349
Views: 427068

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Don't forget sick bike parts has them too. They include a bmx chain with the kit if I remember correctly. I bought just the motor from them.
by dirkdiggler
Aug 14 2017 12:12am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 7422
Views: 777372

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Night and day weight difference between hub and mid drive. I have both setup and mid drives are the best for climbing and single track. You take a big rock hit on the 40lb hub motor and it kills your ride. To each his own though. Ride what you like.
by dirkdiggler
Aug 13 2017 11:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 5026
Views: 519656

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

More pics and vids I found, no luck on hearing anything from the company though. I'd put some money down on this if I knew I'd get it in the next few months. http://img5.pcpop.com/ArticleImages/0x0/4/4232/00423296144663107.jpg http://img5.pcpop.com/ArticleImages/0x0/4/4232/00423295566178981.jpg Vide...
by dirkdiggler
Aug 10 2017 6:54pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: volocopter
Replies: 8
Views: 3270

Re: volocopter

Another promo video
by dirkdiggler
Aug 10 2017 5:25pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 5026
Views: 519656

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

Digging even deeper. Some more info here : http://k.sina.com.cn/article_1716334612_664d3014020002lsz.html http://n.sinaimg.cn/translate/20170629/Wd6c-fyhneam5751828.jpg http://n.sinaimg.cn/translate/20170629/kF8S-fyhneam5751852.jpg Google translation: As Liu Zhuo said, "the feeling of breaking the w...
by dirkdiggler
Aug 10 2017 11:22am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 5026
Views: 519656

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

https://img.alicdn.com/imgextra/i4/3280167576/TB29zoDdTMlyKJjSZFFXXalVFXa_!!3280167576.jpg Looks like it says 15,800 yuan ($2,372, did the exchange rate drop that fast or did I screw up?)) original price under the #1 and 14,800 is the Hair day? price, whatever that means. Granted I don't know any C...
by dirkdiggler
Aug 09 2017 5:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 5026
Views: 519656

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

They do make a "real" electric motorcycle unlike the above "bike" . Its called the white ghost. They have another good vid about that on this page: http://www.sur-ron.com/product/angel.htm Which I could put a direct link, but can't figure out how to do that. It shows up in the page info as http://cn...
by dirkdiggler
Aug 09 2017 4:00pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Apollo 250 Dirt Bike Conversion
Replies: 169
Views: 35414

Re: Apollo 250 BHT Dirt Bike Conversion

Saw you bought wheels from Eastgem also. Are you doubling down on them? I've sent a few emails about the mx wheels and get hit or miss responses from Alex. I'm sure he hates me pestering him about things. I couldn't tell from the item page what was included in the $250. Wheels and tires, or wheels, ...
by dirkdiggler
Aug 09 2017 3:34pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil
Replies: 463
Views: 65467

Re: Electric Hydrofoil/E-Foil

Check ebay for Neugart gear reducers. I've seen a bunch at decent pricing. Not always the right reduction or size, but you might find some at the right price.
by dirkdiggler
Aug 09 2017 3:29pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Batteries, chargers, motors and components made in China
Replies: 20
Views: 2546

Re: Batteries, chargers, motors and components made in China

Can you order me a lightning bee from Sur-ron.com? I'd be down for that.
by dirkdiggler
Aug 09 2017 3:24pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: Mongoose cx24v450 electric dirtbikes lots of them. SOLD
Replies: 20
Views: 3029

Re: Mongoose cx24v450 electric dirtbikes lots of them.

I'd be interested too. Same thing, I don't need the front forks or SLAs. Hopefully shipping costs will be cheaper that way.