Posted on 12 October 2013 at 11:34 pm (CET)
Posted on 6 October 2013 at 11:00 pm (CET)
Today I made the clamps for the 2 bigger battery boxes. I had to make openings in these for the cables to pass through. Unfortunately my router bit broke so I just did this with a small saw and filed it a bit. Doesn't look as nice as it could have but these won't be visible anymore anyway once the battery boxes are closed.
Don't think I'll have much time this week though so I'll probably continue next weekend.
Posted on 5 October 2013 at 09:52 pm (CET)
Haven't really done much for 2 weeks, didn't have that much time and I've been busy with some other things. But this weekend I continued again. It won't finish itself ofcourse.
I'm busy making the clamps (and the fastening points for the covers) in the battery boxes. They're all small parts so it's not really easy making them on the table saw. But it's going pretty well. These I made today for the 2 smaller battery boxes. Everything's glued, sturdy enough.
Just have to reinforce them a bit (partitions) en then drill all the fastening holes. Then these 2 are basically done. Just still have to file, sand and spray.
Tomorrow I'll continue with the 2 bigger battery boxes.
Posted on 19 September 2013 at 09:43 pm (CET)
Today I received another package from England.
They are 4x 3.2V 10Ah batteries. Same kind as the batteries used for the propulsion (LiFePo4) only smaller and round. As replacement for the original 12V battery. Everything's included to put it together and connect in series. Also 4 50A connectors to be able to easily unplug the charger and DC-DC converter. All pretty hard to get here in the Netherlands.
Here you can see some comparisons with the original battery. The original one is 12V 9Ah, the new one is (in total) 12V 10Ah. Weight differs quite a bit too, original is 2,8 kg. This only 1,4 kg, so half of the weight.
It just doesn't fit in the space I had in mind, but can place this anywhere really so it'll be all good. Can also make a square of it or an L shape.
Posted on 16 September 2013 at 11:31 pm (CET)
The video is done, really like looking back at it. I instantly get the smile back again. Also very happy with that camera that I placed on the quad bike, it gave some great footage. Can see everything working and turning.
It was really great, hopefully with some more power soon.