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Feb 18, 2014, 01:10 AM
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Shortened range

RC Car Run 4 (10 min 59 sec)

Ran 4 miles with the RC car. The ergonomic hand controller was a joy. It's like the car is an extension of your body. Too bad the status quo in commercial products is too big to fail. The radio worked perfectly.

The throttle worked nicely. The steering was still worthless. It was too inconsistent. The next step would be 2 steps only, with hard coded PWM.

The battery finished at 11.7V. It took 2Ah to go 4 miles. At 7.4V regulated output, it did 8m30s miles downhill & 9 minute miles uphill. This seems to be the motor's most efficient speed. The voltage regulator was perfectly matched to the heatsink.

All the improvements only made the speed more stable. The range was greatly reduced.

The battery sliding out & roll overs were problematic. The battery straps served no purpose. The camera definitely has a sympathetic oscillation. Another gopro firmware crash robbed most of the footage.

Gadgets are still trash & most web apps/cloud services don't work, but it's a lot better than 1999. The 1st dot coms had to fail to have any improvement. Now, the stock market isn't being allowed to fail & the trash is never improving.
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