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Electric motor for Bigfoot Wheels on Kite Buggy


Pele
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Hello guys,

I have a kite buggy with bigfoot wheels and I d like to upgrade with electric hub motor for those wheels for windless days and easyer return to start points...

Any suggestions?

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Hey Pele.
Ive used a 10 inch hub motor in a buggy, it worked great but was pretty heavy.
Climbing sand dunes with a kite and full throttle front wheel spin is great.
It was a gearless motor, they have no freewheel so there's some extra friction at high speed.
I see there's 8in versions available now, haven't tried any.
https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20220725012117&SearchText=hub+motor+8+inch&spm=a2g0o.productlist.1000002.0
Geared is lighter and no friction but i haven't seen them in 8 inch.
Could use a small geared 350w bike hub motor and replace the spokes with 3d printed wide 8in rim.
Hub motors all have plain steel axles so they dont love salt water.
I use a home made friction drive kit now, can keep it in a dry bag until its needed, and swap it between bike and buggy.

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