EVents 2005 08 09
Join us at our SEVA Meetings
Unless otherwise posted here, or sent out over the SEVA Maillist each Monthly Meeting is Held on the Evening of the Second Tuesday of each Month commencing at 7 p.m. or there about. Meetings are held at the Church of the Nazarene at 44th St. NE, and 3rd Ave NE, just behind Dicks Drive In on 45th. Their fire damage has been repaired, and they welcome us back. We encourage visitors and members to help support this free venue with the purchase of some fine coffee and other refreshments downstairs at the Mosaic Community Coffee House.
August 9th 2005 Minutes
BOY !!! What FUN ! Electric Lazy-Boy Chairs RULE !! At least the prototype that Dave Cloud brought to the meeting. Dual Motors, one for each rear wheel, individually controlled. Individual Disc Brakes. A good 40 to 50 mph. I got to drive it first and got the disc breaks so hot, that Dave said they were RED HOT. Handling is precise, but using the left/right steering sticks takes some getting used to. Many others took a spin to, but Ryan Fulcher really put the vehicle through its paces. Breaking with one rear wheel, and full power to the other makes for some TIGHT TURNS. Can't wait till Chip Hannauer gets behind... NO Sits DOWN in the Lazy-Boy on this Bad BOY !!
Have had talks with the powers-that-be and the rules for the E-chairs remains about the same. No more than 200 lbs of batteries, No larger than 8'long, by 4' wide. Clarification on the "CHAIR" it DOES have to be a LAZY-BOY type recliner. Other than that, helmet, seat belt (optional use) everything remains the same. The course will be a Go-Kart type. And there will be some kind of acceleration contest as well. BIG trophies for Win-Place-and Show... The dates are September 24th and 25th, out at Pacific Raceway (east of Kent ) old SIR Race Way.
Other National Electric Drag Racing Assoc (NEDRA) NEWS... Woodburn is coming, and John Wayland wants all to come two days early to PIR (Portland Intl Raceway) for Friday Night Drags on Sept. 2nd, and then stick round till Sunday the 4th for Woodburn Nationals...
THEN: Don "Father Time" Crabtree is organizing a Pot-Luck Picnic at his place in Burien on the 21st of September.
John Lussmyer has also invited folks back to his Digs on Whidbey for Fence building. John also brought a sample of his "Low Battery monitoring module" It can scan up to 10 batteries, and lets you know by sound and/or blinking lights, when a battery ( or cell ) has fallen below your pre-set threshold. Pretty Cool, and only $25 bucks.
John Frost reminds us all to submit color digital pictures of our favorite EVs for the 2006 SEVA calandar.
Ryan Fulcher our WEB Guy, encourages us to "Check OUT" our new WiKi-Version of our web page. ( its kind of a shadow reflection of our regular web page ) One can submit things to it. Make up pages and articles of your own to it, and he says it is so simple that you don't have to know about programing, or HTML code to DO it.... He also has a cool NEW Toyota Prius, which he has already MODIFIED with the "E" button to force e-drive... Its so COOL to drive a beautiful new car like that on E-Drive only ( if only for a few miles, and UP-TO 35 mph )
We had several New Visitors, and an old member, Tony Licuanan, who we had not seen for some time..
Guess the NEXT meeting will be AFTER Woodburn, with LOTS of stories to tell, on Sep. 13th. Same time same place..