Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Video: First Drive!

The first test drive!



The drive went pretty well. Throttle control was very smooth, but acceleration from a stop was very poor (sub 20 amps). I used 1st gear only, in 2nd gear the car barely moved. As speed increased, available amperage also increased (up to 150 amps at 15 mph), which gave me significantly better acceleration. I've sent an e-mail to the motor controller manufacturer for help.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Was the camera strapped to your head?

Clint said...

Naa, just held the camera at chin level.