axiam mega city, more half assed

So thats the service, battery, huge and 0.0 volts.

The main traction battery, fucking heavy.

Find the dead battery!

Dropped a tool into the depths of the motor bay, so had to take the soggy under tray off. found a nice diff/gearbox, it’s clockablity is making me want to put a bike motor in.

also the bloody expensive broken leccys bit, they want me to put a bike motor in too.

this mofo

dead service battery replaced by a semi alive traction battery, for now.

new config, still 48volts

so dead, so heavy.

still have to replace the ESC, want to mount it inside to avoid getting it wet.


TerriCab, nice name for the latest project, been a while with babies, work and winter(s) so lets get back to doing a few things.

first the backlog, Aixam is still not up and running, seems to be a dead ESC.

so i obviously ordered an upgrade! course the batteries are dead now, so it’s still sitting there.

Cbr got fresh tyres, badly needed

need more free days to get the chicken strips off

nifty fifty 2018 went a head, great race, except the bit where it got called early and i didn’t get to go out. 🙁

and on to TerriCab, i do have some other pictures, it’s the basic shape of a zaxxon cab, can i find those pics? nah.

so lets skip a few step and head to the feet design! MDF soaks up any moisture so putting it straight onto the garage concrete floor is not a good idea, wheels are the best solution, but they cost money, i’ll use a random feed plastic feed bag as a damp proof membrane and two other bits of normal wood

is any of the random pots of paint left around the house non-water based?, no but this can of stone chip seals things nice.

gotta buy a super cheap plastic chopping board to go underneath the feet again, should slide around great.


axiam mega city melted wires

gotta lay hands on some heavy duty soldering gear



axiam mega city, fuse blown

Breakdown! Axiam build quality provides some entertainment 🙂

250A fuse seems to have been breaking down for some time


Which explains the glitches I was having with the service 12v, as the dcdc converter got it’s power from the same bolt (no service battery, yay!)


Pretty bad!



Random junk I used to get back from town, had my fingers crossed for more speed, but I think that very secondhand scrap of sandpaper didn’t quite create a great contact surface


On ebay that fuse appears to be for car stereos? Anyway the insulating block underneath is melted to buggery too, so some re-engineering is in order.

Nice day for a breakdown aswell, to much time in the office.

Aixam Mega City a751

I bought this! yeah em quite some time ago, couldn’t sort the insurance just yet, but after the weekend i’ll rolling down the road in a fibreglass box

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still haven’t found the service battery, 48volt gold buggy motor, about 350kilos of lead acid battery. 60kmh downhill, brakes a seized i hope and not just shite.

needs a cycle analyst of some such, stock instrumentation is laughable.

planning on lithium upgrade, maybe next summer.

oh most importantly, no NCT needed for this car!


that totally worked.