All posts by spinningmagnets

Grew up in Los Angeles California, US Navy submarine mechanic from 1977-81/SanDiego. Hydraulic mechanic in the 1980's/Los Angeles. Heavy equipment operator in the 1990's/traveled to various locations. Dump truck driver in the 2000's/SW Utah. Currently a water plant operator since 2010/NW Kansas

Autoflight Aviation from China is selling ...

Aug 22, 2021No Comments

I know this is starting to look like we are turning into an electric aviation magazine, but…electric aircraft are on the cutting edge of new

Pyka moves up from E-drones to Airplanes

Aug 13, 2021No Comments

Pyka Started with un-manned electric drones that can perform crop-dusting duties, and now they are moving up to small passenger and cargo aircraft. Pyka is

DHL buys 12 Eviation E-Planes for Cargo

Aug 07, 20211 Comment

Back in January of 2020, we wrote about all of the new prototype electric aircraft that were being tested (to see that article, click here)

Kevin’s Suzuki DR650, QS motor with 5...

Jul 17, 20213 Comments

Kevin lives in a very hilly part of Georgia, and he just completed this conversion of a Suzuki DR650 from gas to electric. That by

12 Ebikes that use a hubmotor as a non-hub

Jul 04, 2021No Comments

A direct drive hubmotor is affordable, simple, and robust. However, they turn at the same low speed as the drive-wheel. Electric motors perform best at

Agnius’ DIY longtail cargobike, from ...

Jun 20, 20211 Comment

Agnius is from Lithuania, and he is best known for developing the N.E.S.E. battery pack building system. He recently build a longtail cargobike frame from

Denzel making an integrated motor with 4-sp...

May 31, 2021No Comments

Back in March of 2017, we wrote about Denzel, and they were retailing electric bikes that are made by the Eastgem company in China. You

Adam’s Black Panther, with BBSHD Ludi...

May 29, 20212 Comments

So this is a multi-part build report on my latest ebike project. I’ll start with a quick history, hit on the highlights of the build

Building a safe high-amp battery pack from ...

May 10, 20212 Comments

The methods used to build a battery pack from cylindrical cells are fairly well known, but pouch cells don’t seem to have a decent article

Zero Motorcycles, history and tech

May 06, 20212 Comments

The story begins with one guy, Neal Saiki (SY-kee). He is an engineer who worked for NASA for a while, which shows that he is