Re: Choosing a motor(s) and effects on range
Sorry, I'm near Chicago.
I keep thinking about a career in alternate energy of some form or another, but that's a long hop from being a computer programmer. And I'm grass-green on this too, the only reason I show up as "senior member" is because I type as fast as most people talk.
I started hanging out on rcgroups.com as well, as soon as I realized that most AC systems were out of my reach. rcgroups.com has the most informative and friendly motor design forum I've found so far. Mostly it's brushless DC for them, but the core of guys know about motor design in general and are both knowledgeable and helpful.
In spite of my grand dreams, I'm still trying to wind my first motor. I don't have a lot of time right now, but I have to start somewhere. As well, my dryer just bought the farm so maybe I have a bigger motor to try rewinding after my current kit is done. Maybe I can make a lawn mower with it.
No conversions yet. Still learning before I jump in.