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    There have been oodles of back and forth posts on...

    There have been oodles of back and forth posts on the net for years about whether or not BusKote works. I've wanted badly to get a review from someone whose opinion I can trust who has tried it.
    ...
  2. I see he also built a bigger engine that uses...

    I see he also built a bigger engine that uses diesel fuel:

    http://www.rcdon.com/html/gr-7_turbojet_engine_project.html
  3. Now let's talk about RCDON's GR-5A...

    Now let's talk about RCDON's GR-5A micro-turboshaft engine...


    http://youtu.be/_Ac2iuSLQDE


    [AAAAAAARRRRRRGGHHHGHGHGHGHGHHGHGH!!!!! HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY does vBulletin...
  4. To address the flame war... I thought...

    To address the flame war...


    I thought pie-in-the-sky was the name of the game.
    The OP clearly stated that the purpose of this was to brainstorm ideas for a THESIS.
    He didn't say he was going...
  5. Actually, I took the heat->water->cabin/

    Actually, I took the heat->water->cabin/<other uses> as a given. That's how it's done in most ExPo trucks. Generally a diesel fired "hydronic" heater such as the U500's Thermo 90, which is used to...
  6. A battery charger. :D I spotted one at...

    A battery charger. :D



    I spotted one at Lowe's the other day that caught my eye. So I did some Interwebs research and I think I'm going to go back and buy one.
    ...
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    No idea...never seen 'em. But I'd guess they...

    No idea...never seen 'em.

    But I'd guess they were probably like road case corners:

    http://www.reliablehardware.com/corners.aspx
  8. But for a truck to grab a new RTW record, the...

    But for a truck to grab a new RTW record, the sound wouldn't really be an issue; the locals can put up with it for a short while since the truck is going to be moving on after only a night or two at...
  9. A quickie... I think the turbines can be...

    A quickie...

    I think the turbines can be quiet enough - in an ExPo truck (or a bus). There's not enough space in a car, but in a large vehicle you have more to work with. And as you pointed out,...
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    Sure. 4x4junkie's post above is technically...

    Sure.

    4x4junkie's post above is technically correct. Theoretically, his two panels in a parallel setup will lose (in his case) 50% if a string is bypassed, and in series, his two panels would only...
  11. Technically, *I'm* the one who used the term...

    Technically, *I'm* the one who used the term hack. Where I come from, a neat hack is a good thing.

    I don't know just how much "engineering" went into Unicat's fuel bypass needle valve "solution",...
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    Yea, agree - sounds like with the key on, the...

    Yea, agree - sounds like with the key on, the solenoid is feeding the house circuits power from the engine battery. Probably the house battery is toast.

    As I recall, those B190s have a rather...
  13. Talk to Dr. D: http://www.fourxdoctor.com/ ...

    Talk to Dr. D:

    http://www.fourxdoctor.com/




    http://www.fourxdoctor.com/gallery/mag01.jpg
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    Ah yea. I forgot about that. When the voltage...

    Ah yea. I forgot about that. When the voltage regulator turns off power to the alternator's field coil, then wired the way your mechanic did it, the solenoid would be pulling power through the light,...
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    Uh...nothing should be at 2v. An alternator...

    Uh...nothing should be at 2v.

    An alternator has a sort of "clutch". It's not mechanical, it's a magnetic field. The voltage regulator turns that field on and off, and that is what causes the...
  16. See other thread.

    See other thread.
  17. Discussed here: ...

    Discussed here:

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/62527-4x4-Winnebago-Lesharo-Hideous-Awesomeness
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    It's the basic electro-math formula. Watts =...

    It's the basic electro-math formula.

    Watts = Volts x Amps

    Which can also be:

    Watts / Volts = Amps
    Or
    Watts / Amps = Volts
    Or
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    Yea, the load comes from the battery (as does the...

    Yea, the load comes from the battery (as does the power to run the charge controller itself).

    When there is sun, that power is added to what is available on the battery side. If the power coming...
  20. Heh...good point. Um...lemme try to save...

    Heh...good point.

    Um...lemme try to save evldave from having to sober up and figure out a good BS answer for that one.

    Sunspots (okay, prolly only BOFH fans will get that one).



    Well, if...
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    Diplo's exactly right. You wire in series to...

    Diplo's exactly right.

    You wire in series to get a higher voltage from the array. This you almost always do with a large fixed location array - such as on a house or cabin - for several reasons......
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    Sure. Everyone has to decide on what level of...

    Sure. Everyone has to decide on what level of risk they are comfortable with.

    Here's a guy who tried everything to get a battery to blow up. Overcharge, dead short. He got the VRLA valve to blow...
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    Only thing I've ever bought there is one of those...

    Only thing I've ever bought there is one of those 2-stroke generators. I asked if they had 2-stroke oil. The guy said yea and showed me an 8 oz. container - for 5 bucks! I told the guy, "Geez, you...
  24. Also that stairway setup has been done quite a...

    Also that stairway setup has been done quite a few times. All Terrain Warriors has done in on a few trucks:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/3120217086_fea085c56e.jpg


    Darrin Fink did it on...
  25. When I worked as an aviation fueler at LAX, our...

    When I worked as an aviation fueler at LAX, our trucks, both the tankers:

    http://www.planetgse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/001.jpg


    And the "hydrant carts":
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