Corbin Dunn
Redwood Monkey

All posts in May, 2010

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Broken Handlebar Repair

While in New Zealand, I broke the handlebar on my KH24. The thin tubing failed due to too much stress on the joint. The braze held up fine, and it broke right above it. While... [read more]
Unicycling
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Plug Bug: Tie rods and axle bolts

I’m installing disc brakes on the bug, as they will help me stop faster in the event of an emergency. I figured this would be an easy project, but I also ended up getting lowered... [read more]
Electric Bug
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Plug Bug: Battery Box Simulation

(Another old post — I’ve been having trouble uploading pictures from home). The best way to see if the batteries will fit is to do some mock ups. I made some crude ones out of... [read more]
Electric Bug
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Plug Bug: Power/Energy Required

This is an older post I never ended up publishing. Basically it is my process of how selection and research — especially with my particular commute and the hills I have to tackle. How much... [read more]
Electric Bug

Plug Bug: Interior Out and Rust in Back

The project is slowly moving along. I’m working on restoring the car and took most exterior stuff off in preparation for body repair and paint. I’m planning on upgrading to disc brakes and lowered spindles... [read more]
Electric Bug

Plug Bug: Battery Research

How far can I go? That depends on how fast you want to go, and how many hills you hit. Here’s some great info on the diy forums that got me started. I want to... [read more]
Electric Bug

Plug Bug: Final motor selection

After lots of research, I finally decided on a DC motor. I really want to have an AC system, but I have several issues: 1. Cost — it is at least 3k more, possibly a... [read more]
Electric Bug

Tandem Unicycle Practice

I brought the tandem unicycle with me to Yosemite this past weekend weekend. I was hoping Louise and I would get a chance to ride it, but she was sick all weekend and it started... [read more]
Unicycling

Plug Bug: More motor comparisions

I’m trying to figure out the best motor for my project. I’m now down to considering the EVE AC30 (or AC40) versus the DC WarP 9. The WarP 9 data is all given at 72v... [read more]
Electric Bug

Photography: Yosemite El Cap and Clouds

HDR picture from 3 RAW images. Yosemite, May 9, 2010
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