Stephen

Build #2 Progress, Nov 10, 2011

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Happy Veteran's Day! What a privilege and gift it is to live in this country. We are forever indebted to the brave veterans who sacrificed to make it possible.

Making good progress on assembling on the parts for the lights. Believe it or not, the silicon O-ring that I wanted to switch to for sealing the lenses in the removable cover did not exist as a standard part in this country!!! Custom molding was going to cost an arm and a leg, so I was very excited to finally find an overseas supplier with this part off the shelf. Still costs a lot, but worth it to achieve the best possible seal with no permanent sealer.

The LEDs boards are being populated... may have a surprise for the taillight, but I can't confirm it yet! We'll just have to wait and see.

The new PCB has been finalized for the battery packs! In an effort to go that extra step and provide an industry leading robust design, the new PCB will incorporate automatic cell balancing! This is something that RC'ers are very familiar with, and I wanted to be able to offer it for the DS packs to try and squeeze every bit of juice out of them. You can see the balancing "taps" on the right hand side of the image. Continuing to use only the highest quality Samsung cells. More later...
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Updated 11-17-2011 at 01:17 AM by Stephen

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