Parts are rolling in left and right. I’ll try to get pictures up soon. The design is becoming quite modular. Their will be two power modules (the batteries and connections), two controller modules (a master that contains two speed controllers, the receiver, the power converter for the receiver, and the inverter, and a slave that simply contains two speed controllers), and a motor module (contains four Dewalt motors and gearboxes). The modular design allows for easy access when it comes to working on the components, and I can build them without having the frame ready. The metal should arrive in a day or two, so work will begin on the frame then.
Mike will be joining me once again at TI in May. I found a link that describes why it is best to purchase your plane tickets at 1am on a Wed, so I’ll be up late tonight. Cheapest I’ve found so far is $283 ea (round trip from MKE to SFO), but the times won’t work (doesn’t leave till after noon). Found one for $321 that has perfect times. Hoping it goes down tonight, otherwise, I’ll probably buy anyway. I thought flying into Oakland might be cheaper, but it actually costs more. Could get a cheaper ticket out of Midway, but the cost and time involved in getting there out ways the savings.
I’ve already made reservations for the Holiday Inn in Emeryville (Oakland side of the Bay Bridge, a block away from the Sheraton that I stayed at last November). Their will be a lot of builders there, so it should be a good time again.
Posted: 02 April 2
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