Here’s a good comparison of the original Heinkel Kabine powerplant with my reversible EV conversion powerplant. On the left is a Heinkel Club of Germany (Heinkel-club.de) archival photo of the Heinkel engine and drivetrain. On the right is my EV conversion.Continue reading Old & New Heinkel Powerplants – Side by Side!
Every EV task is hard when you’ve never done them before! Some are more difficult than others though…Continue reading What are the Most Difficult EV Conversion Tasks?
I needed a way to mount my Heinkel EV Conversion disk brake caliper. I roughed out a sketch in Fusion 360, made and fit several wooden prototypes, then cut out the final bracket out of 1/4″ 6061 aluminum plate.Continue reading Making my own CNC parts (again!)
I’ve adapted a Heinkel disk brake to the Heinkel Kabine EV build. I’ll use it as a parking brake to start. If it performs well I will design a way to attach it to the now unused clutch pedal.Continue reading Who would have thought- a Heinkel disk brake!
I converted one of my cars to EV! If Ernst Heinkel had a viable electric option when he conceived the Kabine he would have chosen it. A modern electric powertrain is perfect for a 600 pound microcar designed for short trips and low cost operations. Instead he chose a scooter engine and the rest, as […]Continue reading Heinkel Kabine EV Conversion