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Re: [EVDL] 9" adv Aluminum feild coil housing ?

Thanks for your reply Jim,
Seeing how you need the ferrous material for the
motor to work properly. How about if you make Ball end
mill channels, say half the thickness in depth along
the length of the motor circumference ? (o.d) This way
your just remove access material but still have the
original body ?
Yes you could remove to much and weaken the housing,
but you and other motor builders do remove material
from the outside and don't appear to have problems ?
I don't know.....just ideas. I have a road racing
background, so this should explain my weight
To date I have removed well over 1,400lbs from my
Porsche already and have my eye on another 150-200.
Jeff McCabe

--- Jim Husted <[email protected]> wrote:

> Hey Jeff, all
> I got Jeff's and then Lee's reply to this before I
> got
> the actual post. As they pointed out, it's part of
> the motor you got to live with. Reminds me of the
> song "He ain't heavy... He's my motor.. lol.
> Lansing Bagnall actually makes a motor with an AL
> housing. They set the field coils into a laminated
> steel core that inserts into the outer AL housing
> shell. Laminating allows you to do more with less,
> but
> not that much more.
> I've also seen an almost all AL aircraft starter
> where
> just the poles, arm body, bearings and shaft were
> steel. Almost threw my back out as it looked like
> it
> weighed 80 lbs and wieghed only 35 lbs or whatEVer.
> The problem with AL field coils is attaching it to
> the
> terminals, and is a major weak link area on EVery
> style I've seen to date. It was also as Lee stated,
> high RPM's low torque.
> I've thought about what it'd take to make a
> laminated
> housing with a lightweight strong skin to hold it
> tight and true. In the end, if it were that much
> better then it's how it'd be done. What's one
> willing
> to pay for a percent or two? To create a new
> housing
> for let's say a 9'er and to compare would be a fun
> thing to try, if one has the time. Anyway that's my
> take on it.
> Cya
> Jim Husted
> Hi-Torque Electric
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