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by Randall679
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 11:11
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: BLADE TOWING A CARAVAN?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: BLADE TOWING A CARAVAN?

I reckon the caravan must be pretty light weight ... I can feel it when I have four adults in the Blade ...
by Randall679
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 05:49
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: BLADE TOWING A CARAVAN?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

BLADE TOWING A CARAVAN?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ym293wj0axnim ... o.jpg?dl=0

This Blade was spotted driving around Tasmania with a homemade caravan behind, built on a DIY lightweight frame with polycarbonate sheets from Bunnings.
by Randall679
Wed, 02 Jan 2019, 14:50
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Blade Mk VI Motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Blade Mk VI Motor?

antiscab wrote:
Tue, 01 Jan 2019, 15:41
Yep, looks like it. Where did you see that?
Actually, it's the Mark VI controller ... the motor is underneath ... it's a 2011 model that was on sale at Shannon's and the photos are still there ...
by Randall679
Sat, 29 Dec 2018, 10:08
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: WHAT'S IT SAY ON THE BLADE BINNACLE?
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: WHAT'S IT SAY ON THE BLADE BINNACLE?

Thank you, Chris! It all makes sense now.
by Randall679
Fri, 28 Dec 2018, 10:23
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: WHAT'S IT SAY ON THE BLADE BINNACLE?
Replies: 2
Views: 277

WHAT'S IT SAY ON THE BLADE BINNACLE?

OK, Blade Masters ... I'd like to know what the information is on the Dash Binnacle of my 2008 Blade ... most of the information is evident ... total charge, etc ... but does someone know the other stuff? Is there a diagram available?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hm3qo5uj8ypzn ... 8.jpg?dl=0
by Randall679
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 14:10
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

antiscab wrote:
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 17:01
What drive train? Azure?
Yes, Matt ... it's an Azure motor ... it's right on the bottom, so getting the heat straight off the bitumen. Seems letting it cool, recharging and resetting has done the trick ...
by Randall679
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 12:00
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

Possibly overtemp sensors limiting power. Could be controller, motor or BMS. If it does not reoccur in cooler weather - that probably is it. The Blades without cooling do not like really hot weather. Given the difficulty (read: 'impossibility') of getting into the programming for either the AZD con...
by Randall679
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 16:48
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?
Replies: 5
Views: 346

HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

First time I have had a debilitating problem with my Blade where it absolutely "ceased to proceed." It was 38F ... driving a hot black road ... suddenly *chug-chug-chug* ... like an ICE missing, seizing or running out of petrol. It sounded and felt horrible. Decided to wait and recharge ... I was on...
by Randall679
Fri, 21 Dec 2018, 06:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 50
Views: 3078

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Well, I've decided I probably don't need it. My 2008 Blade Electron has a nice healthy whine as it cruises along ... mostly from the auxiliary motor that drives the power steering ... and the regenerative braking make a noise. But this has been an interesting discussion.
by Randall679
Fri, 21 Dec 2018, 06:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 1909 BAKER ELECTRIC CAR - JAY LENO
Replies: 1
Views: 233

1909 BAKER ELECTRIC CAR - JAY LENO

This is a fun look at one of the first mass-produced electric cars ... over 15,000 of this type were built ...

https://youtu.be/OhnjMdzGusc
by Randall679
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 05:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: BEVs in Australia
Replies: 25
Views: 2896

Re: BEVs in Australia

There is a BYD in Australia ... cruising down the M4 from the Blue Mountains ... https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/4773414/electric-cars-cut-the-noise/ http://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/8bGEiHWLyUjrk3bpemiXyX/998cf39a-26bf-49ab-8951-581990178399.JPG/r0_207_3872_2384_w120...
by Randall679
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 05:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

Yes, why reinvent the wheel ... find a good van that can be converted "economically" into a viable electric delivery van. Not many vans do more that 200kms a day, do they? Maybe they can add a range extender ...
by Randall679
Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 15:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVTALK - ONLINE MAGAZINE
Replies: 0
Views: 536

EVTALK - ONLINE MAGAZINE

Stumbled across this and thought I'd share ...

http://evtalk.com.au/
by Randall679
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 19:09
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM

I wonder if the auxiliary battery might have died, or become weak. Perhaps the steering pump controller decided that the battery wasn't up to the load. Mike, that's an interesting suggestion ... the aux battery seems to be the cause of many of the Blade's idiosyncrasies ... In my case, the low batt...
by Randall679
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 19:00
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM

I LOVE the quirkiness of my Blade Electron ... all of the sudden, the "keys left in ignition" warning started working ... never had before or since ... not that it is ever an issue, because you can't lock the keys in the car ...
by Randall679
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 14:13
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM

Well, I went to jump in my (usually) trusty Blade to struggle to a nearby town this morning … thought I’d take another look under the bonnet … and noticed a tiny slide clip had come off … popped in back on … bingo! Off and running … still went to the nearby town and give Scott a drive around town … ...
by Randall679
Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 04:18
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM
Replies: 5
Views: 583

MY FIRST BIG BLADE PROBLEM

OK, so it only has 20,000k on the clock, but it is 10 years old ... Yesterday, the Auxiliary Motor didn't kick in on "launch" ... usually gives that nice satisfying whine as it gets up to speed. This runs the power steering, I guess, because i felt like I was in my old car from high school ... like ...
by Randall679
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 06:02
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?

This is the charger for my 2008 Blade ... It's a Lear Voltec ...


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by Randall679
Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 08:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY
Replies: 9
Views: 686

LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

New factory to make Morwell 'electric car capital' as Labor eyes marginal seat https://www.smh.com.au/politics/victoria/new-factory-to-make-morwell-electric-car-capital-as-labor-eyes-marginal-seat-20181030-p50ctn.html I suggest that the LaTrobe Project follow the lead of Ross Blade and base the veh...
by Randall679
Mon, 29 Oct 2018, 14:23
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?

Bryce wrote:
Sat, 27 Oct 2018, 07:08
Hi there - your Blade possibly won't work with Mode 3 EVSEs (i.e. the fixed wall box AC ones) as they communicate with the car to allow charging. Is an easy fix if it won't though. Cheers Bryce
Which wall box would you suggest?