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  1. #1

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    Electric Belite!

    Hello all, I purchased a Belite Ultracub in Feb of this year, and now that I have some progress, I am posting up some pictures, Enjoy!


    Specs:
    Motor: Zero ZF75-5
    Hp: 41hp cont, 54hp 5min
    Tq: 78 ft/lbs
    Base speed; 5808 RPM
    Reduction: 65-30 8mm toothed belt drive (2.2:1)
    Controller: Sevcon Gen4 size 4
    Battery: Farasis 29Ah pouch in 28S4P configuration for 12.0 Kwhr of storage


    Boxes! Very professionally packaged, and Old dominion freight did an excellent job of treating the boxes nicely from Wichita to Moscow, ID.






    Clecos everywhere!






    Cabin and tail temporarily mated:







    Temporary landing gear:





    More pics to follow

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    Reduction drive machining:





    Propshaft bearing tube. .065 wall 2.5" 4130 tubing holding a pair of 2" OD Tapered roller bearings.





    Prop mount flange:





    DIY rotary welding table makes good results! 4130 shaft welded to 4130 flange with 4130 filler rod. Will be sent out for heat treat and shot-peening.
















    Mount flanges attached:




    Finished Re-drive:







    Spring-gear painted and installed:




  3. #3

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    Wing coming together:



    Wing temporarily mounted up! Looking more like an airplane at this point!




    Door!









    Battery module one of two installed:






    Battery module two of two lives behind the seat:






    Both packs, we will see where the CG ends up. The front pack has some fore and aft movment, and the rear pack could be rotated 90 degrees if weight needs to move rearward.



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