From: Jim Yanik
Subject: Re: Add drive system to Scooter
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 04:33:22 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Friends of Lummox
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 04:33:22 +0000 (UTC)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Akawoody) wrote in
> I'm not sue if this is the correct group, but if not, I hope you can
> point me in the right direction.
> I am looking to make a friction drive system for a Razor-like, push
> scooter. The total weight of driver and scooter would be approx. 220
> lbs. Total distance per run 1 mile or 20 minutes. Needs to have
> rechargable battery power.
> What size motor(s) would I need? Am I restricted to motors requiring
> 12v power or could an AC motor be converted to run on battery?
Check out these URL's;
There are surplus DC motors available sometimes from American Science and
Surplus or other surplus companies,at reasonable prices. Also All
Electronics.Also Google search for electric vehicles for more info.
I have been using a Street Jammer for more than a year,fun to ride,but
kinda slow,especially up slight grades.IIRC,there is a commercial vesion of
the Razor with a NiCd battery pack and motor,like you propose to make.
Sharper Image carried it,IIRC.
Jim Yanik,NRA member
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