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Dan posted:

Thanks to Chas I now have the twin motor C5 sat in the garage waiting to be completed.  I'll continue on this thread where Chas left off in the original one.

The aim here is to install the touchscreen and have the left hand motor run though that and the other motor running on its own relay (not controlled by the touschreen) but with the 2nd motor temp/current being measured and displayed on the screen.

First up is the bit I don't like doing: Installing the rear indicators:





Excuse the wiring that will all be tidied up in the coming weeks
posted on: 05/05/2014 16:55:30

dave posted:

Looking good bud
posted on: 05/05/2014 17:03:54

Area51 posted:

Nice one Dan
posted on: 05/05/2014 17:36:41

dave posted:

So your having 2 sets of readings on the screen ?
posted on: 05/05/2014 17:48:41

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Looking good Dan ....Chas
posted on: 05/05/2014 18:03:38

kamztrad posted:

Wow!! Looks like that is going to be amazing when it's finished - maybe we can get Chas and Dan to join forces to tackle world peace and third world poverty - looks like you make a great team guys!! Well impressed, kamztrad
posted on: 05/05/2014 18:27:40

Dan posted:

[quote]Nice one Dan[/quote]

Thanks Area!

[quote=dave;3181]So your having 2 sets of readings on the screen ? [/quote]

Well, both motors will be running from 1 battery (2 batteries in parallel to be accurate) so I don't need to duplicate voltage and current as we have them already.  I'm thinking of using what is currently "Ambient Temperature" and instead attaching that to the other motor.  So there will be 2 separate temp readings, but the rest will be the same.

Because of the increased current usage I will need some better cabling from the current sensor to the battery. And also higher rated anderson connectors on the battery.  The current sensors can measure up to 200amps so I'll be okay with that.

[quote]Looking good Dan ....Chas[/quote]

Thanks Chas!
posted on: 05/05/2014 18:28:56

dave posted:

Lol
posted on: 05/05/2014 18:30:04

Dan posted:

[quote=kamztrad;3184]Wow!! Looks like that is going to be amazing when it's finished - maybe we can get Chas and Dan to join forces to tackle world peace and third world poverty - looks like you make a great team guys!!

Well impressed,

kamztrad[/quote]

LOL. Thanks Kamztrad, I'm super impressed with what Chas has done, just need to sort the display out.
posted on: 05/05/2014 18:36:12

Dan posted:

Have finished off this twin motor C5 now, well there's a couple of small things still to do.

As space in the back is now quite rare, I mounted the control box on the back of the seat. With the boot closed theres about 1cm gap between the box and the back of the boot:











posted on: 16/05/2014 10:29:36

Dan posted:

Have been nipping up and down the road in it and it works great, using one motor is plenty for most roads and as soon as it starts to struggle on an incline the 2nd motor really helps

A question for you Chas: Have you got any pictures of C5's that have a rear brake light on? I just need some ideas how/where to mount a light

Other than the rear brake light, the front white shell needs to be straightend out a tiny bit and I somehow managed to snap one of the clips on the rear left indicator
posted on: 16/05/2014 10:32:22

Dan posted:

The front disc brake works great too. I've got one on another C5 but don't really use that one much. It makes a hell of a difference compared to the normal front brake
posted on: 16/05/2014 15:48:54

Area51 posted:

You have a nice C5 there Dan good job
posted on: 16/05/2014 20:22:49

kamztrad posted:

The original wolf in sheep's clothing !!?? lol kamztrad
posted on: 16/05/2014 20:24:51

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi Dan what I did with Batmobile is to mount the B/Brake LED bar underneath the boot on the alloy plate Will down load photos later today Bye Chas PS the C5 is looking great well done
posted on: 17/05/2014 08:06:41

dave posted:

like the control box case Dan nice work any pics off the inside of it ?
posted on: 17/05/2014 15:12:49

dave posted:

CHAS have you done a brake light for the rear disc brake mod ?
posted on: 17/05/2014 15:13:56

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

No not yet but I will take a look at making some ASAP Bye Chas
posted on: 17/05/2014 16:06:36

rekooh99 posted:

[albumimg]57[/albumimg] my brake light I mounted leds on the mast as a rear light. [albumimg]73[/albumimg]
posted on: 18/05/2014 20:29:19

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi Dave just made a back brake mod for the disc drive .
posted on: 19/05/2014 14:51:51

Dan posted:

Thanks for the ideas Chas & rekooh99 they look great. I might put it on the base plate...
posted on: 19/05/2014 20:45:10

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Great
posted on: 20/05/2014 06:53:41

Dan posted:

I took this out today for a proper 19 mile test run. From a standing, start both motors get you up to speed in no time.  Overall it worked well, the front disk brake works great. Looking forward to taking it to Bournemouth next week
posted on: 01/06/2014 16:14:14