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Old 17th November 2009, 13:16   #31
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Nice mods you got there, hybrid with wheel disc motors running eh. Mileage kitna hein?
The two spoke alloy bothered me a little, but considering the lighweight body, it shouldn't be a problem.

The Mileage is about 2 meters per one puff of breath. Your breath/mileage may vary. The secret of this superior FE is the lightness of the wheels (unsprung weight), hence less torque is needed to move it.
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Old 17th November 2009, 16:27   #32
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When I picked up my son from school, he gave me the bad news. One jealous kid in his school had destroyed the Jeep before my son reached school today. It was kept in the cupboard yesterday with all other project work models.

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So his teacher only got to see this totalled model. My son says he won't get any marks because the teacher never saw the Jeep intact. I am planning to take that up with his teacher.

I guess it was an important lesson for my kid about real life. Vandals are everywhere, even in 3rd grade.
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samurai, considering emailing this thread to his teacher ?
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Samurai, Just show/give the link to the teacher. She will just see all the pic, design, video and everything will be fine.
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Just saw this thread, amazing effort Samurai, i am particularly curious about how the wheels & suspension setup was made

Bad to know about the damage, I think the pics will act as an insurance
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Sure hope you had it insured.

Thought about restoring it?

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How do you photograph so well!
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Samurai, Just show/give the link to the teacher. She will just see all the pic, design, video and everything will be fine.
The teachers here are not Internet savvy. I'll just send the photographs.

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Thought about restoring it?
I might just redo it.

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Thanks, I am just a monkey behind camera. First set was shot using Panasonic FX-36 ultra compact P&S camera. The totalled shots were shot using Olympus E-500 dSLR camera.
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Wah! Next comes the restoration work!

Samurai, your son is taking you thru the entire cycle, isn't he?
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Oh man she is indeed totaled! I think you can salvage the axle and start with a newer-better body?

Such is life!
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Oh Shoot!! His heart must have been broken!!! PS - surely yours too.
Vandals!!
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Hmm... should this thread be merged with the Accidents in India thread?
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Old 17th November 2009, 18:48   #42
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Hi Sharath

Sorry to note that your Son's car model was destroyed
please take it up with his teacher such that his (& yours) efforts are rewarded.

look at the good side, you have the photogrpahs and the comments in this forum which your son can cherish when he grows up to adulthood.

cheer up both of you.
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So sorry to hear. I am sure its soul has gone to jeep heaven.
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R.I.P.

That was one of the fastest acquisition to destruction thread. Any chance you had this comprehensively insured?
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One jealous kid in his school had destroyed the Jeep before my son reached school today.
Perhaps this kid hails from a family of auto-journalists, both work for some "desi" English TV channel?
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