Energy = Power x Time
Deathscooter's results: 11.8 Wh in 78 seconds
11.8 Wh = 544.6W x 78s x 1h/3600s
544.6W=26.4V x 20.6A
20.6 Amps average going up the Albany St. garage. Learn something new every day.
|The Sisters of Anarchy|
"But Adrian, you said the brakes were welded to the front fork!"
"Yeah, J-B Weld."
As a result, the brake calipers now clamped the 'spokes' of the wheel instead of the rim, providing almost no braking at all. On the trip over to MITERS I
went full throttle all the way used my shoe to slow down. Good thing I didn't need brakes for the testing.
First attempt: Use picture hanging wire to provide tension to hold the calipers in place.
|Looks good, right? No, not right... and not left either.|
Now I can't turn.
Attempt 2: Use longer picture hanging wire to provide tension to hold the calipers in place and attach the other end of the wire to something that moves with the wheel.
Several minutes, a screw, and three zip ties later, we have wound the wire around the front of my scooter in such a way that accomplishes our goal.
|Used a screw to tension the wire.|
|Another discovery during this process: my brake pads are depositing themselves onto the wheel.|
I did reach home safely after this quick fix, but as much as I enjoy the thrill of speculating on whether or not I'll be able to stop the next time I use the brakes, I need to fix this for real. I'm going to try to get access to one of the TIG welders in EMB and mount a steel plate to the front fork, which will hopefully allow for sturdier brake mounting.