Yesterday when I found this group I was quite surprised with the whole project. One thing in particular I noticed was there are people that think like me. These people have come up with a device than can do the things I have wanted to do for at least twenty years.
I am not an engineer, I am an idea guy, I do a lot of research, trying to find a different way of doing things, not necessarily better just different. I have "reinvented the wheel" 4 or 5 times, know what?, it still looks like a wheel.
Last evening I uploaded a picture of the latest incarnation of my rover. Although it is pretty much the same as it's predecessors, 4 wheels, a drive train, a body for protection of the components inside it. This time I added a panel PC and some illumination devices.
Within a few moments I had a comment on what I uploaded. He brought up an important point about a suspension system, I replied with a "been there done that" comment, but it got me thinking again. There must be a way to "steal" a suspension system from another, existing, available vehicle to start with. I was thinking a quarter-scale RC chassis, perhaps 4 wheel drive, front steer, electric. Well I didn't find electric, but all the other things I wanted I found.
Being me, I started thinking, mods. How hard could it be to mod this thing, with, an electric motor, and how much cash would it take, but I could have reverse, (a handy thing to have on a vehicle). The ICE it comes with is a 30c weedeater type engine, two stroke I think, at least the engine used in the demo video sounded like one. Now the model is fast, very fast, and very agile, perhaps too fast and too agile for my purposes.
I just looked again I found a 1/5 scale electric, 4 wheel drive, full suspension. Perfect!
Check it out here
Ok folks I need to get ready to go to work, have a great day!
BTW I write about what I am thinking about, at the time I think about it, so don't expect literary continuity. My thoughts are all up there waiting to get out, so when they do...you have ramblings, it is an ADHD thing.