Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Stage 1 test run

I am stage one complete now. That is all the panels attached securely on the front part of the vm. I got all the electric power components installed and put the body back on. I went out for a road test on a sunny day with a 15mph wind. I am happy to say the vm did not get pushed sideways with a crosswind. The top speed hasn't improved but I noticed that it doesn't get slowed down much by a headwind. It seems to go the same speed in all directions. Right now it will cruise at 23mph with hub motor power on the flat surface. It also works well to pedal at 15 to 20 mph along with less assist. Here are a couple pictures form test day. I noticed a lot of wind coming in the wheel cutouts so I am going to make wheel covers next.

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