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Jun 22, 2017, 10:05 PM
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Lunchbox cargo upgrade


After a few more days, a few hundred electrical & mechanical connections, the container was fastened. It's not as trivial as it looks. It hauled 3.6 lbs without flipping over. The wheels spun quite a bit on any uphill & it high centered. Because all the wheels are now fixed, it can now be supported by 2 front wheels & 1 rear wheel, leaving 1 rear wheel to spin.


The next step was installing a carbon fiber handle. After much debate, the decision was made to not make the handle removable. This limited objects to much smaller dimensions than the maximum, but clearly just as big as the previous container. The holes were cut just big enough to press fit the handle in. If they were expanded & cotter pins installed, the handle could be removable.

With the amount of material now removed from the original lunchbox, it was hardly worth its full price. The 1st drive was 6.8 miles. 3 miles had headlights & payload. 1 mile was at 10mph. It used 2777mAh.
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