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Always been a fan of Dr Gadget, and a stiltwalker myself... this is INSANE. I really would like to make stillts that way ;)Great work!
Hey ronanry, I think I can try that one out also.Thank you for the input
Hey russ_hensel, Thx for posting. If it worked drop a ' i made it ' with a pic ?
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W O W ( I would use bigger capitals if I could )This is a really insane costume, very very nice!One question; how do you make your face dissapear in your costume? Do you use black liner inside and do you wear an extra mask or something else...Really good work!
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Thank you.How's your van going?
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Hi NotAPot2PN,Thank you! Well I have to admit that when I started I had something in mind...but not that well finished. I just kept going ;).Glad I recieved a lot of materials and use of machines for free. Otherwise I would not have been able to do things like that.Sharing it with you guys was all my pleasure ;), as was building the van also. GrtzDieter
Thx. Offcourse you build towards your needs. So if the weather over there is nice. I would also leave the back open.;)
Hi eastcoaster.Well my reason to keep te 2 compartments separate is due to that in winter, when driving my car daily I don't have to heat up the whole van ☺... I live in Belgium it is not the most tropical place on earth.But both, open or close, have their pos and neg points. Like said in point 1: Find out your needs, and work according to that.Success if you plan to build your own.
Thx.I took it trough italy 3 weeks.Will continue on those trips
Hi McMorras.Thank you! I hope you find a van soon!If you do, throw out an instructable about it. Or a picture on the 'I made it' session. Love to see other stuff, ideas.
Hi Madeline.No they don't share electricity...as you can read in my other replies about batteries.Well the biggest need of electricity is the small heater. It's 350Watt on 220V. I actually using 2 converters. One of them is only used for the heater.The rest I kept as low in consumption as possible. Special fridge, led lights and so on.You could use a propeller but that will make consumption of fuel go bigger. So I would go with the solar panel option.Thx for your interest.
Thx. Glad you liked it.
Wow...lot of battery things going on here.Maybe I should have been more clear.The 2 yellow batteries, connected in parallel, are both household (deep drain) batteries. They are connected with the mains of the car battery, but only for charging, when the car is running.If you look at my electrical diagram (sketchy) you will see that there is a circuit breaker between those 2 and the car battery. So the power of the car battery is never used to power the needs in the back or to charge the households.On my schedule I also connected the main positive and main neg to different battery...but not in the car... I forgot why not. And is still adjustable.I hope this clears out all the battery stuff :)Thx for all the nice comments!dieter
Hi Stephane, I see what you mean. But most of the build I used the green MDF...wich is not waterproof but can handle some moisture. I also made sure I had enough ventilation. Not only by the fan on the roof, but I also did not 'seal' some corners. Also original the structure of the car had some air vents which I even opened more.Plywood would have been better....but most of the wood stuff I got for free, so that was a saving in the budget which I could spend on other things. Mostly electrical parts.The van was finished in summer of 2012. We went out with 2 persons for a 3 week trip in Italy. Sleeping in the car every day. At this point today still no humidity problems.But if I had the money or the material available I would have used plywood indeed. ?
Hi Michael, I thought of that too, but its seems non conductive... I've tested before to be sure ;). So there is no problem on shorting the circuit.If people would use some conductive insulation, better not store it with the batteries or have the terminals protected.Thx.
I will try to upload a video with a walktrough ;)
High PeterS13, I have no idea actually ;) the weight is sure within the maximum load... as I never had trouble. The load capacity on this van is 900kg so I guess it would be hard to get over that number.The batteries are the most heavy inside. They weigh about 80kg each. So there is about 160kg only on batteries.I guess add about max 80-90kgs for the rest (alltough that would be too much I think) .... So lets suggests it takes about 250 kgs in total.
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Hey scastetter,thank you for your reply! I could consider it, depending on the needs of the client and the time I have on my hands ;)
Hi Hutch,I understand what you mean, the loads are indeed connected to the first battery, but since there are cables running trough (on top of the batteres) it's kind of connected to second battery also. The resistance of the cables is indead putting a little less to the second battery. I see if I still can arrange the cables to do it right. There had to be a reason why I did it this way... just don't know it anymore... it's about 5 years ago ;)thx for the support!
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