November 8th, 2008 Meeting


At Love Field Aviation Maintenance
7555 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, TX 75209
From 10 AM to 12 PM

Map : Google Maps

Meeting Overview:

EV Meeting starts at 10 AM
Read October Minutes
Review Old EV Business
New EV Business
Open EV Discussions
Adjourn to the parking lot to play with the EV’s
Did the Scooter Challenge

Meeting at Love Field Airport

There was 41 people in attendance even with the gas price below $2.00!

President John Brecher opened the meeting. The possibility of having a events coordinator was discussed. The events coordinator would keep track and look for local events for the NTEAA to participate in. Lee Perez volunteered for the position. John mentioned that Tom at EV-Texas.com had a number of EV motors for sale. If anyone is interested, please see the link on the website. There was a discussion of creating NTEAA patches for clothing. John was going to look into this with our current shirt supplier. A possible event will be at the Forest Hill library sometime in January. They had asked Joachim to present his slides on last summer’s solar race. They may also want someone there to answer questions about electric vehicles. There was also some discussion on over speeding of a series motor. Various possible ways to prevent this was discussed. The meeting then adjourned to the parking lot for the “Scooter Challenge”.

Start of the NTEAA Scooter Challenge

Thanks to all the participated in the 1st scooter challenge. Hopefully more to follow. Here are the results:

Speed 12 volt: Norris 44.10 seconds
Speed 24 volt: Kartik Mohan 21.09 seconds
Speed 36 volt: Justin “DJ” Scott 17.65 seconds
Speed 48 volt: Erik Malm 21.28 seconds (had a flat tire)

Other results were:

Paul Schaffer , 18.19 seconds (36 volt)
Bill Bohan, 21.59 seconds (36 volt)
Jared Leverington, 30.41 seconds (after 3 blown fuses) (24 volt)

The range contest was won by Justin “DJ” Scott who went the distance with 80 laps (36 volt).

Those who recorded laps in Paul’s notebook are as follows (if any are missing or wrong please send an email to the webmaster):

Bill Bohan 74 laps (36 volt)
Paul Schaffer 65 laps (36 volt)
Jared Leverington 61 laps (crept along on 24 volt)
Erik Malm 13 laps (flat tire finally blew out) (48 volt)

Other prizes were:

Jared: Double prize: Most Practical and Ugliest
Ty Farris: Prettiest

More Videos can be seen on YouTube, provided by Evie-Systems.

NTEAA Scooter Challenge Winners 2008

2008 Scooter Challenge Rules

November 8th, 2008 (after/during our EV meeting)

Scooter Rules :

Judging and prizes by voltage class. Cheap plastic trophies will be given out as prizes by the judges.

Three classes 24, 36, and 48 volt classes. No charging allowed during competition.

Battery capacity limit of 20 ah. We have removed the Lithium restriction, because the price of the batteries. They can compete in the same voltage class. Batteries must be of the rechargeable type.

Spending limit is $500 (honor system). This includes the original cost of the scooter, batteries, and/or parts..

Scooters that do not meet the requirements will be allowed to participate but will not be eligible for prizes.

Judges will assign the class and determine the acceptability of the entrant to the requirements.

Prizes for:

Greatest Range – Calculated by number of laps over a defined course over a one hour time period.
Fastest (speed and acceleration) – Timed race to a parking cone around the cone and back. Fastest time wins.

Best looking – Popular Vote
Most Practical – Popular Vote
Ugliest – Popular vote

Safety :

Batteries must be secured to the vehicle!
The battery pack must contain a safety fuse rated to open at less that the maximum current capability of the batteries.
All vehicles must have a working brake!
No exposed wiring over 48 volts.
The vehicle must have a “kill” switch that disables drive to the vehicle motor. A switch connected to the brake is acceptable.

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