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Old 04-29-2007, 06:11 PM   #551
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Didn't do any more work to the FS today,
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:59 PM   #552
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Had a very productive visit to the Ottawa EV association meeting last night.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:02 PM   #553
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You lucky dawg! With all the batteries you'll be making money on this damn thing soon enough!
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:07 PM   #554
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Yeah. That's funny eh?

There are other people in the group who might be able to use some of the leftover batts (we can't use more than 12 max, and more likely only 8). So we probably won't just turn in the extra ones for the recycling fee in a desperate attempt to reduce the build cost
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your video has inspired me to do the same ! i found two forklift for free but one is 24v and the other is 36v could it work ?
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Hi Eric -

Depends on what your goals are. Can you make a highway capable car with only the parts from a 36v forklift? No. Can you make something similar to what we have made (low speed, slow acceleration)? Sure.

The advantage of used parts is they're cheap (or free). The disadvantage is their voltage ratings are lower, plus you end up doing more "custom" work to make things fit together (e.g. non-standard motor shafts, etc.)

It's too bad there is no EV club in the Montreal area. If I recall, there seems to be a few cars in that area in the EV Album.
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If your going to be driving on the highway with a load of 50lb+ batteries I'd at least stand a piece of 3/4" plywood at the front of the bed to cover the rear glass. Just in case. I've seen my fair share of people seriously injured by there cargo in small accidents.
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Yes - that happened to a friend of mine carrying a load in a small pickup. He was injured by his load crushing the back of the cab, not the collision with the other car.
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:53 PM   #559
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Metro, I have an SAE paper on automotive electric motors.

SAE 1999-01-1152.
Effect on Vehicle Performance of Extending the
Constant Power Region of Electric Drive Motors

If you think it would be of any use to you, I will get it to you.
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Old 05-03-2007, 04:41 PM   #560
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Hi, CO - is it as technical as it sounds? Would it cause me to stray from the path of "winging-it-ness"?
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