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    Re: Slightly deranged Mini Project

    Brilliant build.

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    Episode 7 coming on September 26th!

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    Re: Slightly deranged Mini Project

    Another good one! I shall be sorry when it is complete.
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    Re: Slightly deranged Mini Project

    Damn this is amazing! I have no interest in cars and have no idea what they're doing 99% of the time but the parts they create and the finish of every piece is amazing.

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    Re: Slightly deranged Mini Project

    ITS THAT TIME AGAIN


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    Re: Slightly deranged Mini Project

    What did people think of the last episode?

    I couldnt help but feel the solution they came up with the flip front was a bit unnecessarily old skool and physically complicated. Still made excellent watching, of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    What did people think of the last episode?

    I couldnt help but feel the solution they came up with the flip front was a bit unnecessarily old skool and physically complicated. Still made excellent watching, of course!
    Well, not really necessary at all, but the fabrication and manufacturing processes are fascinating. In fact all the engineering processes in the build have been really good. The electric windows and central locking is another example of detailed design.
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    Well, not really necessary at all, but the fabrication and manufacturing processes are fascinating. In fact all the engineering processes in the build have been really good. The electric windows and central locking is another example of detailed design.
    But a window motor with custom built metalwork pressing micro switches? I mean I love the mechanical sound that you get from the solution they come up with, but as a solution to a basic electronic problem this seems crazy to me. Weight and space could have both been saved with some pretty basic circuitry.... or am I missing something?

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    Re: Slightly deranged Mini Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    But a window motor with custom built metalwork pressing micro switches? I mean I love the mechanical sound that you get from the solution they come up with, but as a solution to a basic electronic problem this seems crazy to me. Weight and space could have both been saved with some pretty basic circuitry.... or am I missing something?
    Maybe he decided to stay with a mechanically based solution as he might not have the electronics know how to find a more elegant solution, whatever the reason is I think he does well and have been finding these videos fascinating, amusing and with the long gaps between episodes also quite frustrating. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    But a window motor with custom built metalwork pressing micro switches? I mean I love the mechanical sound that you get from the solution they come up with, but as a solution to a basic electronic problem this seems crazy to me. Weight and space could have both been saved with some pretty basic circuitry.... or am I missing something?
    Sometimes the mechanical solution is better and more reliable long term. You could do window motors electronically, detecting the increase in current when the motor stalls for example. Timing wouldn't work because the motor speed won't be constant from day to day, unless you use a motor with some form of velocity frdback. Mechanical limit switches give repeatable operation.
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    It could just be that the guys are playing to their strengths. I know some fantastic engineers and fabricators to whom anything more complex than a simple relay or connector block is deemed witchcraft. Other than that, all I'd say is that in my experience mechanical problems quite often are easier to find than electronic ones. They can also be easier to bodge fix with minimal equipment just so you can get home....

    That is however experience that comes from much older vehicles. As does my opinion that the less reliant on electronics you are to run the show in your vehicle that generally the simpler things will be to fix when and if something does go wrong.

    Watching the last few video's from the outside it feels like a disproportionate amount of time has been spent on central locking, leccy windows and fancy bonnet lift apparatus compared to the drive train but I'm sure that part of the build will come around soon and I understand how much time goes into just dreaming up mechanical solutions to seemingly small problems, let alone the fabrication that has to follow.

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    Just glad I'm not paying their tea bill!
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    Re: Slightly deranged Mini Project

    Ditto that, I wonder what the ratio of welds to brews is so far.... Or dead kettles to dead grinders?

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