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Karl

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Project C5 is taking shape.....
« on: 05, July, 2009 - 06:30:48 »
Just a little taster ;



...not saying too much at this stage  :-X

Taking shape nicely though , already up and running - just some final testing and tweaking before tackling the cosmetics.

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #1 on: 05, July, 2009 - 19:14:56 »
Lol you are such a tease, were at the services at the mo lol.

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #2 on: 05, July, 2009 - 22:21:01 »
Looks like you will be able to go on the skid pan at Brooklands with that Karl, how long before you can reveal all

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #3 on: 06, July, 2009 - 08:55:38 »
HEY MY TYRES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #4 on: 06, July, 2009 - 10:16:32 »
I want to have this C5 fully completed for the next Brooklands meeting in September  :).

Although it is up and running, there are still a few things to sort out  ;).Still debating what colour to go for - its going to have a paintjob !

The tyres are only temporary while we are working on it , and waiting for Schwalbe to make some more "cityjets"  ::)

It is going to Brooklands Wednesday for some testing  8)

Karl

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #5 on: 06, July, 2009 - 11:30:32 »
Another "taster"  8)


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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #6 on: 06, July, 2009 - 17:04:00 »
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Still debating what colour to go for - its going to have a paintjob!

Still haven't decided on mine  ???

At Brooklands will you be like those new car tests: Strictly no cameras allowed  :D

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #7 on: 06, July, 2009 - 21:45:28 »
What are you up too Karl ?

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #8 on: 08, July, 2009 - 18:55:50 »
The project C5 is being built with the focus on getting up Brooklands Test Hill without the need to pedal, but still using battery electric power. Fitting a petrol engine seemed pointless as I wanted to keep within the ethos of the C5 design.


Just come back from some testing at Brooklands today where we had some encouraging results  8).

We are aiming to have the C5 properly configured for a "full monty" attempt at the September Brooklands event.

Could be a chance to get into the record books, as Brooklands have no knowledge of an electric powered vehicle challenging the Test Hill   :)
 

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #9 on: 08, July, 2009 - 19:50:29 »
Sounds good Karl - we have to come and see this - I had enough trouble walking up the test hill !!!! :)

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #10 on: 17, July, 2009 - 19:02:45 »
If it goes well, ill bring mine to the workshop for the nessesary upgrades, anyway i,m getting to the top of the hill this year, i'm just waiting for the bionical legs to turn up that i have ordered from the british army  ;D.

Retro Andy.

Karl

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #11 on: 18, July, 2009 - 13:30:28 »
If it goes well, ill bring mine to the workshop for the nessesary upgrades, anyway i,m getting to the top of the hill this year, i'm just waiting for the bionical legs to turn up that i have ordered from the british army  ;D.

Retro Andy.

Project C5 is already providing some useful ideas to help improve standard C5's  :-X. Once the Test Hill challenge is completed, we are going to try some other stuff out over the winter.

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #12 on: 19, July, 2009 - 08:47:16 »
I can't wait too see this at Brooklands, roll on September.

Retro Andy.

Karl

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #13 on: 28, July, 2009 - 20:16:48 »
Another little update from today's test session at Brooklands...










Not bad for a C5 that has been built from a scrapped shell....

It is very close to completion now, just a few small bits and pieces to sort.

But you will have to wait until September to see just how quick it is and whether it gets up the hill or not   :-X 8)

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Re: Project C5 is taking shape.....
« Reply #14 on: 28, July, 2009 - 20:31:44 »
Blimey - whats with the pipe ?