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RE: (ET) Pictures and a correction
- Subject: RE: (ET) Pictures and a correction
- From: Chris Meier <ChrisM pptvision com>
- Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 08:50:32 -0500
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
First thing I did after getting my E16 last summer. Too bad
the previous owner didn't... one of the formerly 'tapped' batteries
is in poor shape...
Anyone ever think about changing the mower deck into a
self-driven unit? I'm thinking of putting a pair of drive motors
and maybe 20" wheels at the rear, and using a radio/control
unit to drive it... :-) One channel controls fwd/reverse for
both motors, the other (steering) channel causes a relay/
contactor to brake power to the motor on "that" side, allowing
turning. Future project: add a video camera and one of those
2.4Ghz video transmitter/receiver pairs to watch from a distance...
like the deck or porch... or the PIP on the TV :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hazen, Dwight L [SMTP:hazen indiana edu]
> Sent: Monday, May 24, 1999 11:33 PM
> To: 'Larry Elie'
> Cc: 'elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu'; 'plaue net66 com'
> Subject: (ET) Pictures and a correction
> I should have looked at my schematic first. The Electric winch motor
> is 18
> volts. All this tapping in to the battery pack for lights, relay power
> the winch motor might explain why the back two batteries seems to fail
> first, or at least get out of synch with the rest of the pack.
> Rotating the
> batteries might make a lot of sense.
> Check out my home page http://php.indiana.edu/~hazen
> <http://php.indiana.edu/~hazen > and look at the ElecTrak story. I
> added some pictures to it. Some are good, some not so good. They are
> large. I will have to crop them down some time.