- on Hobby & Modelling
- Published in issue 6/2011 on page 14
An open source vehicle project
Last year we launched the Elektor Wheelie, a self-balancing personal transport device. In this issue we take you for a spin with the new Open Source People Vehicle 1 (OSPV1).
Our new Elektor OSPV1 is based on the same concept, but with the difference that it’s for indoors, it’s easy to steer, it’s light and foldable, it’s open source, and it looks smart.
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Weight: 25 kg (55 lbs)
Height: 120 cm (47.2 inch)
Width: 47 cm (18.5 inch)
Depth: 47 cm (18.5 inch)
Maximum load: 90 kg (200 lbs)
Ground clearance (under steps): 20 mm (0.8 inch)
Foot height (on steps): 5.6 cm (2.2 inch)
Width between steps: 29.5 cm (11.6 inch)
Range: 8 km (5 miles)
Turning circle: 0 m
Max. speed: 15 km/h (9.3 mph)
Wheels: Polyurethane, 14 cm dia. (5.5 inch)
Motors: DC, 2 x 200 W
Drive train: HDT toothed belt
Batteries: 2x lead-acid gel-cell CTM ct0-12L, 9 Ah 12 V
Charger: Suitable for Europe (230 V)
and North America (110 V)
Charging time: 2.5 hours