Hybrid Electric Trike 130 Miles Per Gallon ! Bicycle! Tricycle! Gas Bike
Hybrid trike I put together that gets 130 miles per gallon :)
a) Is this real or is this just a fake as some of the commenters suggest?
Real... I rode it for 2 years, and then sold it...
that is the guy I originally bought my trike from. I consulted with him, because he was very interested and with what I did, he tried to make production model as seen there, but near the final stages, the people in Taiwan didn't want to make it for him.... never got made, but you can see his had some nice advances past mine...
b) What are its technical specs, e.g. range, etc apart from that it cost $3 500+
24v motor. 2 12v batteries. 30 amp (15 amps per bank) charger. Honda Generator max output of 1000watts.
Gen could hold a half gallon. I would ride it to work and back for 2 weeks, 4 miles each way before a fill up. I would charge (electrically) the trike at home, then run the charger when I left. It would idle, but as the batteries began to drain, the gen would rev higher and make more power... Eventually, it was using most of the charger / generator power.... If I ran out of gas, it would continue to go (since it has been using mostly gen / charger and I could get to a gas station and fill up again.
c) Isn't the generator loud?
No. It's a 4 stroke engine make by Honda. Often times, with just the wind blowing past my ears, I would reach back and touch it to make sure it was running because I couldn't hear it. Trike went 16 mph and when the gen was reving higher, you could hear it, but it was still not "loud".
A family bike: a bicycle built for 3 (plus 1)
Boise's (Idaho) Kristin Smith wanted her 3 kids (all 6 years and under) to
bike with her so to keep them in line she bikes around town on a triple, or
triplet, bicycle. With the "plus one"- a tag along bike- added to the back,
they can go for days without hopping in a car.
Original story here:
Briggs and Stratton Powered Homemade Prototype Buggy
A short video of my homemade 3hp Briggs & Stratton Buggy.
The buggy has an upside down car differential and a 3 speed gearbox. The
primary drive is belt drive and this is used as a clutch. The final drive
is chain drive from the gearbox to the differential. The steering system is
a steering box from a mitsubishi colt and the steering rods have been
modified to suit the buggy. It isn't very fast but can tow a car trailer or
a boat trailer and it goes anywhere.
How to Build a Motorized Bicycle - Part 1
Be sure to watch Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPGx9Um6DP8 and Part
Would you like to get 120 mpg? If you've got an old bicycle, $130 and some
free time then you can build a motorized bicycle for those trips to the
Check out my other videos ... http://www.youtube.com/user/panofish
Go to http://www.panofish.net to see more of my hobbies.
Electric bicycle Overview
Close up look of my 48 volt custom built electric trike.
Designed and built by myself this trike is the result of
12 months work, designing, changing, starting again,
the 4th frame and second complete trike produced
Feel free to ask questions, please though keep any
sarcastic retarded comments to yourself, thankyou
My Redneck Motorized Trike
Built it 1 year ago. It has taken lot of abuse, but still lives. Modified
bike frame and 3hp Briggs engine.
Instant e-bike: electric bike conversion kits
Reaching legal speeds up to 35 mph (though generally closer to 20 mph),
electric bicycles are an option for many commutes. They can be pricey- up
to about $3000-, but there are plenty of conversion kits on the market to
turn your conventional bike electric. Original story here:
Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) Presentation
A project conducted over 1 semester at RMIT university exploring the idea
of a world with little or no oil and using pedal power as a source of
HP Velotechnik Scorpion E-Trike mit Tretkurbelantrieb - Moni macht Probefahrt
Seit Januar 2011 hab ich da schon 10000 km draufgefahren. Das Fahrzeug ist
führerschein- und versicherungsfrei. Es ist ein Lithium-Akku mit 20Ah
eingebaut. Einmal aufladen dauert ca. 4 std. Meine höchste Reichweite ohne
mittreten war 110 km.
Ich habs aber auch schon mal geschafft, auf Waldwegen mit vielen
Steigungen, den Akku nach 60 km leer zu machen.
Wenn man as Hinterrad aufbockt und die Drossel raus macht treibt der Motor
bis 70 km/h an. Auf gerader Strecke schafft er 35 - 45 km/h. Aktuell hab
ichs auf 25 km/h gedrosselt, damit ichs ohne Nummernschild fahren darf.
Motor hat ca. 250.- Euro gekostet. Das Steuergerät 70.- Euro.
Aufgenommen hab ich mit Canon EOS 500D DSLR Kamera.
Letztes Jahr hab ich auch schon mal ein Video aufgenommen. Hier ist der
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HwmQj0TB3U .
Und hier ist nochmal ein Video auf dem man den Motor besser sehen kann:
Viel Spass beim anschaun ;)
Maxi's PVC Car
***UPDATE*** THE CAR WILL BE UP FOR SALE ON CRAIGS LIST SOON, will post
link here once it's up.
My dad and brother made this car out of PVC pipe maybe a year and a half
ago. All the metal equipment my dad made by hand out of air grade aluminum,
at it runs great! Max has maybe 230ish miles on it already! (He has a
sped-ometer and a mile-ometer).
here is the website where we got the plans, we bought one of the plans for
a car with a rollcage, but omitted the rollcage for easier entry/exit.