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View Poll Results: Vote for your favourite modification from last month:
Paul & Sabrina's open source electric motor controller 39 28.47%
Ben Nelson's Electro-Metro 17 12.41%
Tim's Arduino controlled actuated grill block 12 8.76%
Binger's LED tail light conversion 10 7.30%
sepp's nissan kingcab aerocap 29 21.17%
captainslug's "NEMO" - <$1k DIY Neighborhood Electric Motorcycle 21 15.33%
ncs' smooth front undertray 9 6.57%
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It took some consideration on my part... lots of it, actually.

I wanted to make a non-partisan choice, something that would be "the best good", regardless of whether it was finished or not, as yet.

I'm not sure if my choice is actually "the best good", but I know that trucks are notorious for not getting good gas mileage under "normal" circumstances, and given some thinking, with the number of trucks that are on the road, something that could be built to appeal to all those truck-people who just can't be bothered to save fuel, but just might go for something if it was aesthetically "cool", would qualify, IMO, as "the best good".

That said, I had to vote for the AeroCap. While I love all of the other projects on the forum, even the ones not included on this poll, this one appeals to me the most at this particular juncture.

If I could vote for everyone, I would, because every single project that is started, finished, or otherwise even thought about on this forum is a step in the right direction, and I want everyone to stop and think about the impact we're making, even if it is small, remember that your actions affect the way others perceive the things around them. One little mod you do may raise a question, and that question may be the question that sparks the next big breakthrough in energy efficiency.

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I voted for the motor controller because I want a free t-shirt! That would be so dang awesome! If I wasn't so greedy about the shirt, I would vote for Ben's electro-metro. He isn't afraid to make big changes and does really high quality work. Also, he has awesome, professional documentation of his progress. I love it!
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
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I just checked, and we're out of t-shirts and MPGuino discounts.

The new prize will be a year's subscription to "O" magazine.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, Stedman (her former life-partner) magazine... That would be awesome.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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FORMER LIFE PARTNER?

Why am I always the last one to hear about these things?
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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FORMER LIFE PARTNER?

Why am I always the last one to hear about these things?
If it's any consolation, Oprah's fingers and toes don't know it yet either... signals travel slower through an object as density increases, and such...
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Taurusaurus Rex - '97 Ford Taurus GL (Sedan)
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I vote for sepp's nissan kingcab aerocap

No hard feelings to anyone that isn't sepp... I could only pick one!
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So many good mods! Had to rep the truck crowd and voted for the aeroshell.
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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Ooo... so looks like it's stacking up to be the truck crowd against the EV crowd.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:41 AM   #20 (permalink)
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