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  1. Electric Motors
    Hello, As the subject line suggests: I'm looking for torque specifications for attaching the flywheel to the taper lock on my WarP9 motor. Any ideas? I've contacted Netgain for any insight, but they promptly washed their hands of it, saying I should refer to whomever I purchased the motor...
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    I've been looking into flywheel energy storage as a possible alternative to various types of batteries and other means such as compressed air and hydrogen. I've come across some interesting facts and this may be more practical than I first thought. Here is an article that provides a good...
  3. Technical Discussion
    I am planing to keep the clutch in my VW Beetle. (Warp 9 Motor) So i am looing for a CHEAP Adaptor and Coupler, any ideas where to get them? Also i read that the alignment is the most important thing when connecting the motor. I also read that a rubber Star Spider in the Lovejoy coupler helps...
  4. Technical Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum and am yet to build my first EV. I have a general question about transmissions so please forgive me if it has been addressed before. Most builds I have seen on the Internet have connected the motor directly to the gearbox as a direct drive. The Flywheel...
  5. Technical Discussion
    I have a different approach to coupling the loads and I would like a second opinion from the EV community. This isn't the most straightforward approach, so try and bear with me. I bought a used Impulse 9 motor that has a coupler already installed on it with the bolt pattern for a 1995 Saturn...
  6. Technical Discussion
    Both my Ev';s have the clutch installed. Was talking to Bryan at evamerica?, and he says I'd get more range by removing the extra weight of having a flywheel and clutch assembly. The rotational weight is around a 7:1 ratio, so a clutch and flywheel is like 300 lbs more you have to "push" as you...
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