Originally Posted by omgwtfbyobbq
I'm curious, if you're trying to minimize costs, why did you go with NiCad batteries?
I'm getting the NiCad cells for free from the airline I work at. They are "unservicable" cells, which means that they're no longer fit for use on aircraft, but so far all (11) of them seem to be just fine for my purposes.
Each cell is 1.4v and 40AH. It will take me quite a while, but I'm planning on collecting about 100 of them. Of course, I don't plan on stopping when I get to 100. Gotta have spares and room for upgrades of course ;-)
Also, a picture of the car, just to keep things moving: