This blog documents the restoration, and conversion, of a 1965 Humber (Singer) Vogue to a fully electric vehicle. The Vogue will be powered by an 11kW(modified), 3 phase industrial AC motor, controlled by an industry standard Variable Speed Drive (VSD) or Inverter. To be able to produce the 400 volts phase to phase the VSD will need about 600 VDC of batteries. A big thanks to the contributors on the AEVA forum: http://forums.aeva.asn.au/forums/
Thursday, March 8, 2012
How to train your Dragon
(Picture edited 14/Mar/2012)
Believe it or not this post is still about EVs. The floor based dragons were very realistic and were mounted on low profile vehicles that provided the motive power and power for the animatronics in the dragon's body. I wondered what kind of batteries they were using. The flying dragons appeared to contain their own power source and it was noticable that the movement of the wings and body was more limited. There was an immense amount of flying work (humans and dragons) and at times you felt that you were watching a flying circus. A great show. It helped to have seen the film as the story was a bit obscure. A narrator would have helped in places.
This is the first blog entry I have mode totally (almost) from my phone - we posted this on the way home on the train (some of these edits later). I shared the picture with Picasa then inserted it directly into the blog entry.