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  1. Timothy Gray says:

    Neat, but anyone with the tools can make a racing gas powered go-kart in 5 days.   I helped a friend build a racecar from scratch in 3 days… we had a pile of CroMoly tubing, flat stock and a machine shop.. we ran to a junkyard and grabbed a 4cyl drivetrain from a 1987 Ford thunderbird turbo for $200.00

    Started Thursday night,  Sunday night we were driving it on the streets illegally. all it needs is paint and fancy upholstery to recover the seats…  IT weighs about 950 pounds and is faster than a corvette.

    Now the hand built hub motor…. THAT is the cool achievement in the build. It takes some serious dedication to hand build any electric motor that has any power. That alone is very impressive!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @facebook-647299788:disqus post photos or it didn’t happen :)

  2. Guy Placencio says:

    Cool.  Looks like fun.  Not sure if that qualifies as a hub motor though.

  3. I think there is some confusion about the projects.  From looking at Amy’s website, the hub motor is fitted to an electric ‘penny-farthing’ style bike called the picoFahrrad.  This is an electric cart with a more standard electric motor in it. Still cool though.

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