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by Geoffozz
Thu, 03 Jan 2019, 21:00
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 132
Views: 9548

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

G'day Chris This is fascinating - you hit many of the same problems that any other car builder does and then you have to deal with contactors, pre-charge and fuses. Oh, and the small matter of battery construction! "skookum" - I'm going to guess you watch AVE? Thanks for the detail you put into thes...
by Geoffozz
Thu, 03 Jan 2019, 00:20
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Dept of Transport Inspections
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Dept of Transport Inspections

G'day Bren and Phil FYI, that is the same list of certifying engineers that we work from in the Sports Car Builders Club when our members need to register an Individually Constructed Vehicle. Our members have used Sam Rossi a lot in the past, but he is effectively retired now. Terry Southam is good ...
by Geoffozz
Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 23:22
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2018 eV Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 1407

Re: 2018 eV Challenge

"The key secret design to the winner of class C was sand paper and clag..." Haha - yes, I saw the drive method and was quite surprised, but it does avoid the inevitable parasitic friction of belts and chains. The motor controller implementation was pretty ingenious, if I understood it correctly. The...
by Geoffozz
Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 23:42
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Electric boats
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Electric boats

G'day everyone I have basically promised the wife that she can have a boat. But we agreed that we weren't keen on an outboard. So we came up with the idea that we might have fun planning and building an electric boat. It makes sense (well, for now, anyway) as in most cases the range requirements are...
by Geoffozz
Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 23:16
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2018 eV Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 1407

Re: 2018 eV Challenge

Well, I attended the event as a flag marshal, along with my mates from the SCBC. It's a bit of a culture clash, as our cars aren't electric and generally don't even pretend to get good fuel consumption. However we understand some of the issues involved in the planning and construction of vehicles fr...
by Geoffozz
Sat, 13 Oct 2018, 13:49
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2018 eV Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 1407

Re: 2018 eV Challenge

I belong to the Sports Car Builders Club and we often help out at this event. We'll be there this year. We may bump into one another.