Using MightyBoyEV - Continuing the test drive theme.....
Eric (www.evric.kestar.com.au) and myself took the boy out on a test drive to put a few more EV kilometres on the vehicle and check out any other issues on the restoration/conversion. Eric very kindly brought his camera along and has posted two YouTube videos of the fun morning (apart from the rain - but we need it...).
I will start a running page on this site to list project issues and there resolution. This page will be added to as things are modified as required and also service as a log of problems as the vehicle is put into daily use. I am currently buying some spares (main contractor, main switch, spare controller, motor brush set and SSR etc? before selling the second car. I am also looking at purchasing a second Delta-Q charger to run in parallel with the first. This will allow faster recharge times and give me some redundancy if one fails.
The issues that are seen in the following two YouTube videos are:
Don’t by mistake drive in 2nd gear! Trying to get to 60 km/h is difficult as I built a rev limiter that cuts out at 5,000rpm ?hence the controller will drop in and out!! I have by accident twice selected 2nd in place of 4th ?thanks to Eric for pointing this out when I did it yesterday. To quote Eric “You aren’t in 2nd gear are you??Boy did I feel stupid!! I will look at making a “lock-out?for 1st and 2nd.
The windscreen wiper blades hit the windscreen rubber seal when used on high speed (too much travel on the arms). You can hear this in the YouTube videos if you listen closely? If you check back on the pages about making the new wiper control linkages you will see I provided some adjustment on these linkages. I have now reduced the linkage travel and all is good.
Replaced the speed sensor magnet on the rear drum with a better more suitable magnet. The first one lost much of its magnetism after the rear drums heated up by driving with the hand brake partly on.
So now all is good?.
Many thanks to Eric for his time and support
Enjoy his YouTube clips!
MightyboyEV Drive ?Part 1 , MightyboyEV Drive ?Part 2 and MightyBoyEV Drive - Part 3 YouTube video produced by Eric
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