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Old 04-19-2007, 06:06 PM   #521
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Hey, WobblyBob.

That is one heck of a coincidence!

You just made me think of something. How many people here have heard of Grassroots Racing? The concept is something like: build up a $2000 car (total cost), then race it against everyone else who entered the contest.

Maybe we need to have a Cheap EV Build-Off competition. Like $1500 US max expenditure, cars judged on top speed, range, creativity, safety, aesthetics...

Anyway - best of luck to you, too. I say forget the house and start on your Metro. What's the saying... You can't drive your house, but you can live in your car.
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:19 PM   #522
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:22 PM   #523
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Wow... You're the man Metro Errr.. well, that is... if you're a man... the point is, I mean that in a good way - or something o.0
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:40 PM   #524
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Wow... You're the man Metro Errr.. well, that is... if you're a man... the point is, I mean that in a good way - or something o.0
He is a he.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:01 PM   #525
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Ha! Funny comment just posted at YouTube: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDERyAILOak)

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Has anyone offered to donate money to you for batteries? Maybe you should ask for donations and just keep an account of it on your video....Keep up your save the earth tour.
The idea of setting up a carbon offset program to fund the build did occur to me...

BTW, does anyone know what's up with YouTube's comments? I'd say 4 out of 5 times I try to reply to someone's comment, my reply never appears (even though I get the javascript alert saying it has been posted).

(PS - over 2k views. This one's popular.)
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:23 PM   #526
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Old 04-21-2007, 09:28 AM   #527
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How did you stop the car then!!?!??
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:20 AM   #528
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Hand brake. Wasn't going very fast (that goes without saying )
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:39 AM   #529
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The 36v idea sounds good - and surely it would cause less Peukert effect rather than more?. Because, from the viewpoint of each 12v battery, less current will be being used (because there are 12 rather than 8 batteries), so the current gets spread out?
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:58 PM   #530
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See, landspeed, now you've got me in unfamiliar territory.
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