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Re: Electric Conversion log for Kahleesea

Update 2/27/2019

The motor, controller, throttle, and misc wires, nuts, and harnesses arrived yesterday.

Unfortunately, FedEx does not currently know where the rest of it is. Apparently it was shipped as two different packages, taking two wildly different routes across the country. Between the two different packages, they visited about 14 different states. Why that happened, I have no idea. Logistics is my wife's specialty, not mine.

The motor looks good, the controller is both bigger and heavier than I expected. The heatsink on it is *massive*. Even at it's 96% efficiency rating, that 4% loss represents 450W of heat at full power. I'll have to see if engine compartment ventilation will become necessary.

The instructions on how to assemble everything are clear and straightforward. I don't think breadboarding everything will be much of a problem once the rest of the parts arrive.
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