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    Tactical Advance

    3.5 Patch SOON

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    Background From a very young age, I was always disassembling electrical items to see how they worked. My Dad worked at an electronics company and sometimes brought me stuff to play with and break in some cases. Over the years I also enjoyed working on cars I did a full engine rebuild on my old BMW it took me 3-4 weeks with a Haynes manual, a garage would of taking 1-2 days lol but I did it and kept the car for a further two years. Over the last 2 to 3 years I’ve been working with 18650s these were the original batteries that were used in the first Tesla and can be found in pretty much 95% of laptop batteries on the market today. 18650’s got the name from the dimensions 165mm x 50mm one of the advantages of using 18650s is how much power they can store in such a small package. The Plan To build a campervan that I can travel around Europe but have all the same amenities that I have at home. The most important part of this van for me will be power and lots of it. I’m going to build a 7 to 10 kW 18650 Power Wall that will fit in the van this will give me the ability to power everything at 240V including my gaming PC, this will allow me to continue making videos, playing games and travelling wherever I want to ago. To ensure that I had enough power I’ve run my room off power meters to show me how much power I draw from the sockets over weeks and months, I estimate I could constantly game for 30 to 40 hours (an unlikely scenario). The van is more likely going to be Mercedes Sprinter MWB High-top running hot water underfloor heating diesel heater 2 water tanks underneath the van toilet and shower fridge 400W of solar One of the challenges of this project will be charging the packs, the 400W of solar might put out anywhere between 4 to 20amps depending on the sun so as a side project I’m going to build a DC to DC converter that will give me the ability to charge the van from any EV charging station should only take 10 minutes for 80% charge. I also will be using a split charger from the engine's alternator to charge the pack when I’m using the vehicle. To date I’ve been working on this project for just over a year now and there are some reasons for that building a Power Wall from individual batteries take some time. The power wall will use just under 1000 batteries, over the year I have bought old laptop batteries on eBay as they pop up, I spent around £250 this includes the black holders, to put this into some perspective to buy lithium batteries with the same capacity that I’ve got you could expect to pay 5-6K. I will be building a 24V pack. Laptop batteries Although you make a huge saving there is a lot of work to be done with 1000 batteries before you can use them they will need removing from the black housing that they sit in. Each battery will need testing for capacity and battery self-draining. There is a tester on the market called an Opus, simply place the batteries in the charger it will charge the battery the Opus will then discharge the battery and give your reading of capacity for example 2000mAh, you then write this on the battery. To test self-draining you just check the voltage of the battery after 1 month and if the voltage has dropped over .3 volt remove it. Opus Charger Batteries can vary from anywhere between 1000 to 3000mAh unfortunately buying laptop batteries is a little bit of Russian roulette on what mAh you get I set a target for my power wall of 2100mAh. Speed up the process I built my own charger and used an IMAX B6 DC Charger. Homemade charger Top shelf under 2100mAh middle bottom over Today I’ve tested just over 1300 batteries and creating a 7S pack not soldered yet. 7 packs each pack is 4.2 V that will give me a 29.4V pack. New images soon. I changed the packs to 4 across. This post will be updated as I go
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    So....what ship do you have?

    This will definitely change, but this is how it looks today.
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    HEED THE CALL OF DISTANT STARS The romance. The danger. The mystery of charting a course into the unknown. It sings to you. The spirit of exploration is inescapable. It's who you are. You hear the song of far-off galaxies, of systems uncharted and frontiers untamed. You feel the magnetic pull of adventure and long to chase virgin horizons into the unfathomably silent depths of the unknown. This is the spirit of the Drake Corsair - the bold, indomitable will of Humankind, dauntless in its relentless pursuit of fortune, expansion, and knowledge. You never know what you may discover out there, but the Corsair is a worthy companion, supporting you in battle, discovery, and delivery, wherever the winds of adventure may steer you. ABOUT The Drake Corsair is introduced as a limited-time ship concept pledge. This means that the ship design meets our specifications, but is not yet ready to display in your hangar or to fly in Star Citizen. The Warbond pledges shown here include Lifetime Insurance on the ship hull. In the future, the ship price may increase and Lifetime Insurance or any extras may not be available. If you are interested in adding one to your fleet, a quantity of Warbond Corsair hulls are available during this event. The Corsair will be available in the pledge store until April 22, 2019. You can also view a detailed schematic of this new ship in the Holo Viewer in the Tech Overview of the ship page. As with every concept ship pledge, we will be publishing a Q&A post. If you have additional questions, there will be a forum thread on Spectrum to take your questions. Make sure to vote for the questions you most want to see answered. Look for the comm-link schedule next week to find out when that post will go up. We offer pledge ships to help fund Star Citizen’s development. The funding received from events such as this allows us to include deeper features in the Star Citizen world. These Ships will be obtainable in the final universe, and they are not required to start the game. NAME RESERVATION As a special incentive, all Warbond Corsairs come with the ability to reserve a custom name for the ship, unique across the Corsair chassis. Certain restrictions apply: this name must be a 32-ascii character limit with no consecutive spaces or dashes allowed. CIG reserves the right to deny names that violate code of conduct. To name your ship, simply visit your hangar after purchase and view your Corsair for naming options. To find out more about the name reservation visit our KB article here. https://i.imgur.com/Ld4jIbM.png <for image of page
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