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Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:02 pm
by Baalzamon
Bartek wrote:Well it is finished and in it's packing crate, that's the good news..... :)

:( The bad news is that I leave for Queensland today so wont be here to arrange pick up...........so Harma has agreed to hold onto it. It will arrive in Perth on Monday the 4th Feb.

The waiting is nearly over :?

oh yes, nearly forgot the pictures

Come to think of it I don't know how to post pictures in this forum, I'll be back!


So any news, is it in perth yet?

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:35 pm
by Bartek
Baalzamon wrote:So any news, is it in perth yet?


No not yet, just have to sit and wait for a phone call to say it has arrived and then I can go pick it up! :roll:

it wil probably arrive 2300 tonight so that I wont be able to pick it up until tomorrow :(

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:28 pm
by Bartek
Bad news :( there was a delay with with the shipping company and it probably wont arrive until Friday at the earliest :shock:

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:21 am
by Riggsbie
So how many sleepless nights so far ?

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:54 pm
by John Lewis
Fingers crossed.
Good luck. Hope Friday's the day.
John

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:56 pm
by Rhubarb
Bartek wrote:Bad news :( there was a delay with with the shipping company and it probably wont arrive until Friday at the earliest :shock:


Sorry to hear mate. Try not to think about it though ..... :twisted:

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:27 pm
by Riggsbie
Well, it's Friday....

Any calls yet ?

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:11 pm
by Bartek
Yes one yesterday evening to tell me that it should arrive at Perth airport at around 1500 hrs today, but will take 6 hrs to unload and so will not be available until Monday as Custom agents don't work weekends! :roll:

No sleepless nights but frustrated days as I am on leave at the moment until Sunday, so I could be out testing and setting it up. Instead I will have to wait still, and the Mango will be sat at home pilotless while I am at work :x

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:21 pm
by Joeblake
Bartek wrote: the Mango will be sat at home pilotless while I am at work :x



I foresee a bunch of sickies in the near future :wink:

Joe

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:43 pm
by Rhubarb
Bartek wrote:Yes one yesterday evening to tell me that it should arrive at Perth airport at around 1500 hrs today, but will take 6 hrs to unload and so will not be available until Monday as Custom agents don't work weekends! :roll:

No sleepless nights but frustrated days as I am on leave at the moment until Sunday, so I could be out testing and setting it up. Instead I will have to wait still, and the Mango will be sat at home pilotless while I am at work :x


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but your customs agents will take a few days to sort things too. Its more than just "sign here and collect it".

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:37 pm
by Aushiker
One for the Mango owners ... are these 12v or 6v electrical systems?

Thanks
Andrew

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:29 pm
by Riggsbie
6 volt.....

I think some of the US Mangos/Quests/Bluevelos maybe 12 volt......


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Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:13 pm
by Baalzamon
I've read some changing the battery to 12V as well from the 6V.

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:00 pm
by Riggsbie
I wonder why they want 12v ?

What are the Americans trying to power ?


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Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:50 pm
by Riggsbie
Any news on the new arrival Bartek ?

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:07 pm
by Aushiker
Riggsbie wrote:6 volt.....

I think some of the US Mangos/Quests/Bluevelos maybe 12 volt......


Okay thanks.

Andrew

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:08 pm
by Aushiker
Riggsbie wrote:I wonder why they want 12v ?

What are the Americans trying to power ?


Alarm systems, horns, lights maybe. I was curious because of the possibility of using a remote alarm system.

Andrew

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:17 pm
by Riggsbie
You can get some portable cheap 9v powered alarms which have motion sensors and a remote key fob alarming thingy.......

Check eBay !!

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:30 pm
by Aushiker
Riggsbie wrote:You can get some portable cheap 9v powered alarms which have motion sensors and a remote key fob alarming thingy.......


I will do but for the price of the velomobile I wasn't keen on trusting it to a cheap eBay special alarm system ... the better ones seem to be a touch more expensive. Will investigate down the track in more depth but.

Andrew

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:50 pm
by Baalzamon
I would be more inclined to get a gps spy tracker installed somewhere so it can be traced at all times.

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:22 pm
by Aushiker
Baalzamon wrote:I would be more inclined to get a gps spy tracker installed somewhere so it can be traced at all times.
That could be handy as well, but the remote proximity alarm is about discouraging people sitting on it :)

Andrew

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:39 pm
by Riggsbie
Surely the prohibitively expensive mobile phone/SIM plan would cripple you here in Oz and probably have such bad coverage it could be almost useless ;-)




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Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:51 pm
by Baalzamon
Riggsbie wrote:Surely the prohibitively expensive mobile phone/SIM plan would cripple you here in Oz and probably have such bad coverage it could be almost useless ;-)




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Uses GPS and falls back to GSM networks if no GPS available Telstra prepaid sim long life would be what I would use.

Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:08 am
by smoran
Baalzamon wrote:
Riggsbie wrote:Surely the prohibitively expensive mobile phone/SIM plan would cripple you here in Oz and probably have such bad coverage it could be almost useless ;-)




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Uses GPS and falls back to GSM networks if no GPS available Telstra prepaid sim long life would be what I would use.


Or you could use kogan mobile ( http://www.kogan.com/au/mobile/) at $10 per month for 6gb of data.

Uses Telstra older 3g network so should have good area of coverage.

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:33 am
by Bartek
it has arrived...... picked it this afternoon, but had to go to work straight after! will check it out tomorrow.