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by Deddly
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Article on the Tesla Roadster in Swedish technology paper
Replies: 0
Views: 3232

Article on the Tesla Roadster in Swedish technology paper

Hi, I noticed an article in a weekly paper I get called "Ny Teknik" about the Tesla Roadster. It's all in Swedish so I quickly did a rough translation of the main article so that others can have a read. There are other smaller articles and a couple of information boxes as well which I have...
by Deddly
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: My project to build an electric boat
Replies: 23
Views: 22471

Update

Thanks for all the help and links so far! I just thought I'd post a little update. So far I haven't been able to progress much on the actual building front, HOWEVER, I have met with some success on sourcing parts: I managed to find a Chrystler 9.5hp outboard motor with a long rig, propellor still at...
by Deddly
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Nickel Iron
Replies: 4
Views: 5186

Oh thanks for the help! I'd almost given up hope that someone would reply to this thread :wink: From what I've read, they don't have a memory effect at all and they tolerate abuse rather well, so over-charging and deep-discharging doesn't seem to bother them. The only disadvantage I can find is the ...
by Deddly
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My project to build an electric boat
Replies: 23
Views: 22471

Re: Boat motor

Hi Deddly. Geeky, I have one similar to yours, it is series wound, is the one you have series wound ? If it is, then reversing would be a problem, probably impossible. Reversing is great to have but I'm pretty sure I can live without it. Very rarely is a reverse gear used on a boat, and if you need...
by Deddly
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My project to build an electric boat
Replies: 23
Views: 22471

geekygrilli wrote:I've still got this, somewhere....you're more than welcome to it.


That looks very promising, I've sent you a PM, thanks for mentioning that one!

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Ed
by Deddly
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My project to build an electric boat
Replies: 23
Views: 22471

Ebay is a wonderful place, unfortunately for me the Swedish version of Ebay doesn't have the wonderful variety that the UK one does, and people don't like putting their stuff on at a low starting price, because they might get only one bid. I'll keep my eyes open though, that's for sure. The dynamo s...
by Deddly
Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My project to build an electric boat
Replies: 23
Views: 22471

Re: Motor

Ed, if you must use a starter motor, I strongly advise against it... ...If you overheat it ... ...run down your batteries... ...not reversible... ...bearings... ...want to rev to infinity... I like making electric toys that people can ride on. I have never considered starter motors as a suitable mo...
by Deddly
Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My project to build an electric boat
Replies: 23
Views: 22471

Considering that milk float motors are only rated at 7.5 horse power I would not have thought you would need anything near 8 horse power for a small boat. Peter I would aggree, I don't think I need that kind of power for what I'm looking for. Mind you, any ideas where I can get an old milk float mo...
by Deddly
Mon May 26, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: cold tolerance for lead acid
Replies: 7
Views: 7408

Thanks for the explanation Mike, I like your illustration =o)

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Ed
by Deddly
Mon May 26, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: How powerful is your battery?
Replies: 0
Views: 3110

How powerful is your battery?

How many AH/Volts do you have in your EV, How many KW is your motor and what range does that give you please?

Thanks =o)

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Ed

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