OwnerClifford Wright
LocationHelensville, Rodney New Zealand map
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Vehicle2011 wright electric flyer
Quadricyle type sidewalk and country road vehicle.
Motorunknown Permanent Magnet DC
800 watt integral gearing to 300 rpm output. 12 tooth BMX gear on shaft to Derailleur hub.
Drivetrain800 watt Chinese brush motor, intergral gearing to 300 rpm. Final drive, 1/8" cycle chain to 5 speed Deraiileur hub on rear wheel.
Controller Silicon chip june 2011 (mod)
Home built PWM controller 60 amps @ 48 volts rating.
Own design Hall speed controller interface (published in same magazine).
Batteries3 gell cells, 12.00 Volt,
Power from batteries is taken via 3 taps @ 12 volts (on board electronics)- 24 volts (motor controller)- 36 volts (motor
via MOSFET switches and motor contactor)
System Voltage36 Volts
Charger homebrew
1 amp trickle charger since vehicle is only used 5 or 6 times a weekm for short trips.
DC/DC Converter none
InstrumentationDigital speedometer (Km/hr).
Thermometer LED display voltmeter and ampmeter (24-36 V and 0-30 amps).
Top Speed22 MPH (35 KPH)
Used as an "invalid chair" in bottom gear on sidewalk. Top speed ~6mph.
However has 5 gear ratios for use on open road as opportunity offers.
AccelerationNot great but adequate. Climbs local 1:8 hill @12 Km/hr fully loaded.
Range18 Miles (28 Kilometers)
Maximum range requirement is quite low as it is used purely around the 2 small towns of Helensville and Parakai which are only about 2.5 km apart.
LED lighting, trafficators etc.
Watt Hours/Milestill working on performance figures.
Seating Capacity1 adult & small cargo container.
Curb Weight86 Pounds (39 Kilograms)
Will be lightened by about 2 kG (4.5 lbs)
shortly as a lighter seat will be fitted and some unecessary chassis weight removed. Swinging arm rear suspension,with coils springs and shocks
front and rear. Cycle type Ackerman. steering
Tires4x16" bicycle tyres. 1 wheel drive
Conversion Time1 year
Conversion Cost$450 NZ ~ $380 US
Additional FeaturesNarrow vehicle width (900 mm) allows it to be used on sidewalks, but does cause some stability issues. Being an old motorcyclist and sailor helps!!!
Can be solar charged by my home solar lighting system (240 watts).
My 3rd electric vehicle but my first serious effort. The others were kids cars and motorised goods waggons.
An elctrically assisted mountain bike (24 volt)is almost completed.

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