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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #465 on: August 30, 2019, 06:58:39 PM »
If you use a Mega you could also drive an LCD screen showing the status of the roof, just like the one in the Furrari.

Why?  Because you can.
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Not even gaffer tape can fix stupid, but it can mask the sound.

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Electric decklid working
« Reply #466 on: August 31, 2019, 03:51:54 PM »
The first piece of the puzzle done, the electric decklid


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwlDB-nd258&feature=youtu.be

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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #467 on: November 17, 2019, 04:17:01 PM »
Slowly going through the roof automation.
The decklid flap automation is complete, here's a vid of one side put together and how I plan to control the up and down limits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7Xetmh96KE&feature=youtu.be
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next the roof going up and down ( got a week off for this one)
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #468 on: December 22, 2019, 03:50:52 PM »
Another update regarding the electric roof
the swing flaps are finished and put aside, the main electric drive to raise and lower the front roof is complete, I've used 'of the shelf linear actuators and the rest is fabricated.

The drive operates via a 12mm bright steel bar connecting the roof and the actuator arms through the body's structure, the idea is to be able to remove the 'automation and still be able to manually operate the roof.

works a treat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rly169iElg&feature=youtu.be

next to balance the automatic deck struts and then the rear buttresses of the convertible roof
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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #469 on: December 23, 2019, 05:15:08 PM »
looking good Drren 8)

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Re: V8 DNA 4thirty
« Reply #470 on: December 24, 2019, 06:22:28 AM »
Cheers, I'd actually fabricated all the brackets before, only to find that they fouled on the outer weather strip of the roof when folded, but pleased that the roof now operates, need to fill the actuators with gearbox oil to quieten them down. I'll be balancing the struts today.
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