Anyone thinking about getting an eBike?

fl2007rn

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Look at what happened to Simon Cowell when he fell off his ebike the first time he rode it. He fell off and broke his back! So be careful. :pray :hug
 

bigmoose

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I used to do some electronics development for some a while ago. The best place to learn is a message board called
endless-sphere(dot)com/forums

Batteries are a big, big deal. Be sure you understand all the safety implications of lithium batteries. A few of the experienced members have lost their house/garage due to charging issues. Also they are more expensive than you think at first.
 

seated with Christ

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I used to do some electronics development for some a while ago. The best place to learn is a message board called
endless-sphere(dot)com/forums

Batteries are a big, big deal. Be sure you understand all the safety implications of lithium batteries. A few of the experienced members have lost their house/garage due to charging issues. Also they are more expensive than you think at first.
Thanks for the link, I’ll check it out.
 

bigmoose

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I don't even ride a regular bike anymore but I love the idea of an ebike. I'm going to wait for the one I get issued in Father's house, along with my P-51 Mustang.
Dan and Carl you made me smile/laugh! One of my thoughts for "no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived of what awaits those the love Him..." is how I so want to fly one day. My planes are either a P-51, a F4-U Corsair, or something more modern... like F16 or F18. I had one flight lesson in a Cessna 150 and did not do too well, I way over controlled and never got comfortable in it. Then again, there was primer all over the tail where a guy hit the trees on landing a few months prior... then I sat in the F16 cockpit at Wright Patterson Air Force Museum, and being a big guy, couldn't get out without help... I need to be smaller, or the planes a little bit bigger "up there!" Hope we get to fly together some day. :)
 

Brother Albert R.

Jesus loved us and said we should Love our enemies
Dan and Carl you made me smile/laugh! One of my thoughts for "no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived of what awaits those the love Him..." is how I so want to fly one day. My planes are either a P-51, a F4-U Corsair, or something more modern... like F16 or F18. I had one flight lesson in a Cessna 150 and did not do too well, I way over controlled and never got comfortable in it. Then again, there was primer all over the tail where a guy hit the trees on landing a few months prior... then I sat in the F16 cockpit at Wright Patterson Air Force Museum, and being a big guy, couldn't get out without help... I need to be smaller, or the planes a little bit bigger "up there!" Hope we get to fly together some day. :)
If I could fly it would be in a cricket...

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in a bumble bee...


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or in an ultra light...

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PS bigmoose, I was born near Cleveland Ohio, have you ever been to The Liberty Aviation Museum located in Port Clinton, Ohio?
 
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Brother Albert R.

Jesus loved us and said we should Love our enemies
I gave up the notion.

I don't have a thread starter post, but I would like to hear y'all's thought.
Even though I have never ridden one, I seen one yesterday and talking with the owner, he seemed very exited to have one, it was cool to see him glide away with no effort. I did not realize that it was electric until he told me, the battery is in the back wheel axel. I assumed it was just a beach curser bike (I was a Dana Point) with those wide wheels when I first seen it.

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Jonathan

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I don't even ride a regular bike anymore but I love the idea of an ebike. I'm going to wait for the one I get issued in Father's house, along with my P-51 Mustang.
Wouldn't it be cool as heck if you buy a newly manufactured p51 to the exact specs of the original? It was basically the F-22 of it's day. Rolls Royce Engine, massive horse power, etc. Actually, that is a two part question. The second question is, 'wouldn't it be cool as heck to be able to afford one."

A few years ago I checked up on the matter and there was one company that made what I'll simply call a Diet P51. "Just one calorie. NOT ENOUGH!" Seriously, they were producing them, but they 2/3 the scale of the real thing and I am sure horsepower was also compromised.
 

Jonathan

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Dan and Carl you made me smile/laugh! One of my thoughts for "no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived of what awaits those the love Him..." is how I so want to fly one day. My planes are either a P-51, a F4-U Corsair, or something more modern... like F16 or F18. I had one flight lesson in a Cessna 150 and did not do too well, I way over controlled and never got comfortable in it. Then again, there was primer all over the tail where a guy hit the trees on landing a few months prior... then I sat in the F16 cockpit at Wright Patterson Air Force Museum, and being a big guy, couldn't get out without help... I need to be smaller, or the planes a little bit bigger "up there!" Hope we get to fly together some day. :)
The Cessna 150/152 is what I trained on, so I feel where you are coming from. It is actually a great plane to learn on because it's light weight makes you very sensitive/vulnerable to wind factors and onboard weight distribution (the first time I flew solo, the lack of the 160 pounds of my instructor made it feel like a completely different plane in the way it performed..

In other words, if you can fly by the seat of your pants on a 150/152 you can fly most other similar planes (not tail draggers) with ease.

HOWEVER, there is no getting around the fact the the 150/152 is one of the most uncomfortable planes to sit it. It makes coach class seating seem like a plush, satin laced EZ-Boy. I can't tell you how many times one of my legs went numb flying the 152.
 

DanLMP

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Wouldn't it be cool as heck if you buy a newly manufactured p51 to the exact specs of the original? It was basically the F-22 of it's day. Rolls Royce Engine, massive horse power, etc. Actually, that is a two part question. The second question is, 'wouldn't it be cool as heck to be able to afford one."

I want the later version with the bubble canopy. Not the original without.
 
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