Daihatsu Hi-Jet Pickup Truck Page 4

Previous Page -
Next Page

Start of the control panel that will sit on the middle of the dash, basically made from MDF and glue. The fittings you can see are spiked captive nuts, the lower ones are for attaching the unit to the dash and the front ones for the rack mounting rail.

All components fitted and the MDF covered in grey stretchy vinyl. A bit of a tight squeeze, but everything I need is in there including a automatic starter cut out box that Ian kindly made me (Lower Left).
Completed control panel ready for mounting in to the HiJet. From the top and left to right:-
EGT Gauge, Fail to light cut out time relay, Oil Pressure Gauge, %RPM, Master Power, Starter, Igniter, Starting Fuel, Fuel Reset, Aux and Start and Stop Press Switch's.
All controls have a manual override/ test facility.
At this point I received an email form a sound effect company who had an interest in recording the Viper at various stages of running for a project that unfortunately I can not currently name. I was more than happy to oblige, Ian Bennett also came along and brought his Solar T62 as a secondary engine for them to record. Some pictures and stuff can be found here. A video can be found here.

Thanks to Derek at Alumacraft.co.uk for making me another fine fuel tank. The capacity is only 5 gallons, quite a small volume really, but at the end of the day I am trying to keep weight down, it should still give me a couple of minutes at idle and a good blast down what ever runway that we happen to be on.
 
As you can see its quite slim, only 4 inch's wide in fact, necessary to fit underneath the right hand side of the bodywork. The original insulation template can be seen to the right.
After the few starts I had whilst running the engine for the sound effects company, it became apparent that the battery's had a limited starting capacity and were only capable of maybe 3 to 4 starts before a recharge was needed. You have to bear in mind that each start could take up to 30 seconds, so that's a lot of electricity, but none the less I would like to have more starts per charge, so the battery's are being replaced with a genuine 24volt NiCad aircraft battery, courtesy of Paul & Ian.

 
Aircraft battery fitted in to new support frame and existing wiring modified. There were a few moments of concern as to whether the battery was too deep and might interfere with the HiJet's prop shaft, but even though its close, I think it will be ok.

Previous Page
-
Next Page

Home
News 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015
Media 2008 - Media 2009 - Media 2010 - Media 2011 - Media 2012 - Media 2013 - Media 2014 - Media 2015
Links - Jet Power LIVE - DIYGT Live - Site Map - Engine Addict - Black Sails - Pulling Power - Earcom - For Sale
Airfields - Disclaimer - Contact - Bennett Tehnology
Turbo Generator Set Home - TurboGenSet (1)
AMT Titan Home - Titan (1)
RU19A-300 Home - RU19A-300 (1) - RU19A-300 (2) - RU19A-300 Media
Motorlet M701 Home - Motorlet M701 (1)
de Havilland Ghost 48 Home - Ghost 48 (01) - Ghost 48 (02) - Ghost 48 Media
General Electric CF6-50 Home - GE CF6-50 (1) - GE CF6-50 (2) - GE CF6-50 Specs - GE CF6-50 Media
GTC85 Home - GTC85 (1) - GTC85 Media
Rolls Royce Gnome H1200 Home - Gnome H1200 (1) - Gnome H1200 (2)
Artouste Home - Artouste (1)
Rover 2S Home - Rover 2S (1)
Olympus593 Home - 593 (1) - 593 (2) - 593 (3) - 593 (4) - 593 (5) - 593 (6) - 593 (7) - 593 Media
Plessey Solent Home - Plessey Solent (1) - Plessey Solent Media
Stad 250 Start Cart Home - Stad 250 Start Cart (1) - Stad 250 Start Cart Media
Rover 2S 10501 Home - Rover 10501 (01) - Rover 10501 (02) - Rover 10501 (03) - Rover 10501 (04) - Rover 10501 Media
Rolls Royce Spey 250 Home - Spey 250 (1) - Spey 250 (2) - Spey 250 (3) - Spey 250 (4)
Lucas CR201 Home - Lucas CR201 (1) - Lucas CR201 Media
Rover 1S60 Fire Pump - 1S60 Fire Pump (1) - 1S60 Fire Pump (2) - 1S60 Fire Pump (3) - 1S60 Fire Pump Media
Vulcan AAPP Rover 1S60 Home - Vulcan AAPP Rover 1S60 (1) - Vulcan AAPP Rover 1S60 Media
Tiernay TT-10 Home - Tiernay TT-10 (1) - Tiernay TT-10 (2)
AI-25TL Home - AI-25TL (1) - AI-25TL (2) - AI-25TL (3) - AI-25TL (4) - AI-25TL (5) - AI-25TL Media
PBSVB Saphir5 Home - Saphir5 (1) - Saphir5 (2)
Solar T62T-32 Home - Solar T62-32 (1) - Solar T62T-32 (2) - Solar T62T-32 (3)
H&S Stad 250 Home - Stad 250 (1) - Stad 250 (2) - Stad 250 (3) - Stad 250 Media
Turbomeca Marbore II Home - Marbore II (1)
DIY Gas Turbine Home - DIYGT (1) - DIYGT (2) - DIYGT (3) - DIYGT Media
Blackburn Palouste Home - Blackburn Palouste (1) - Blackburn Palouste (2) - Blackburn Palouste Media
Garrett GTP70 Home - GTP70 (1) - GTP70 (2) - GTP70 (3) - GTP70 (4) - GTP70 Media
Wren XL200 - Wren XL200 (1) - Wren XL200 (2) - Wren XL200 Gallery
Air Research JFS100-13A
Air Research JFS100-13A
Williams WR27-1 Home - WR27-1 (1) - WR27-1 (2) - WR27-1 (3) - WR27-1 (4) - Williams WR27 Media
Lucas CR201 Homepage - Lucas CR201 (1) - Lucas CR201 (2) - Lucas CR201 (3) - Lucas CR201 (4)
GTP30 Homepage - GTP30 (1) GTP30 (2) - GTP30 (3) - GTP30 Technical Stuff - GTP30 Gallery
Solent 1 - Solent 2 - Solent 3 - Solent 4 - Solent 5 - Solent 6 - Go-Kart Gallery
Viper 102 Home - Viper 102 (1) - Viper 102 (2) - Viper 102 (3) - Viper 102 (4) - Viper 102 Media
Lucas CT3201
Viper C201 Home - Viper C201 (1) - Viper C201 (2) - C201 Technical Stuff
Avon Homepage - Avon 1 - Avon 2 - Avon 3 - Avon Gallery
Rover 1S60 Homepage - 1S60 (1) - 1S60(2) - 1S60 (3) - 1S60 (4) - 1S60 Media
Rover Turbine Homepage - Rover 1S60 (1) - Rover 1S60(2)
Rolls Royce Nimbus (1) - Rolls Royce Nimbus (2) - Rolls Royce Nimbus (3)
DIY Jet Kart Home - Jet Kart (1) - Jet Kart (2) - Jet Kart (3) - Jet Kart (4) - Jet Kart (5) - Jet Kart (6) - Jet Kart (7) - Kart Media
GT Car Home - MGF (1) - MGF (2) - MGF (3) - MGF (4) - MGF (5) - MGF (6) - MGF (7) - MGF (8) MGF (9) - MGF (10)
MGF (11) - MGF (12) - MGF (13)- MGF (14)- MGF (15) - MGF Media - MGF Press - GT Car's Original
GT Car Phase2 (1) - GT Car P2 (2) - GT Car P2 (3) - GT Car P2 (4) - GT Car P2 (5) - GT Car P2 (6) - GT Car P2 (7)
GT Car P2 (8) - GT Car P2 (Press) - GT Car P2 (Media)
Jet Pickup Home - Nimbus1 - Nimbus2 - Nimbus3 - Caddy1 - Caddy2 - Caddy3 - Caddy4 - Caddy5 - Technical - Pickup Gallery
TurboJet Go-Kart Home - Go-Kart1 - JFS1 - JFS2 - JFS3 - JFS4 - JFS5 - JFS6 - JFS7 - JFS8 - JFS9 - JFS10 - JFS100 Gallery
Jet Sinclair C5 Home - Jet C5 (1) - WR24-1 (2) - JFS100 (3) - Jet C5 (4) - Jet C5 (5) - Jet C5 (6) - Jet C5 Media
Epervier Home - Epervier (1) - Epervier (2) - Epervier (3) - Epervier (4) - Epervier (5) - Epervier (6) - Epervier Media
Daihatsu Hi-Jet Home - Hi-Jet (1) - Hi-Jet (2) - Hi-Jet (3) - HiJet (4) - DOOM - HiJet (6) - HiJet (7) - HiJet Media
Feddie Bennett's Hovercraft Home - Fred's Hovercraft (1) - Fred's Hovercraft (2) - Fred's Hovercraft Media
Virtual Radar Home - Virtual Radar (1)
EV MX5 Conversion (Home) - EV (1) - EV MX5 (2) - EV MX5 (3) - EV MX5 (4) - EV MX5 (5) - EV MX5 (6) - EV MX5 Media
Stirling Engines Home - Stirling Engines (1) - Stirling Engines Media
Mev Rocket Kit Car - Rocket 1 - Rocket 2 - Rocket 3 - Rocket 4 - Rocket 5 - Rocket 6 - Rocket 7 - Rocket 8 - Media
Geepstar Home - Geep(1) - Geep(2) - Geep(3) - Geep(4) - Geep(5) - Geep(6) - Geep(7) - Geep(8) - Geep(9) - Geep Media
Geepstar Trailer Home - Geepstar Trailer (1)
ZZR600 Kart Home - ZZR600 Kart (1) - ZZR600 Kart (2) - ZZR600 Kart (3) - ZZR600 Kart (4) - ZZR600 Gallery
EV Powered ZZR Home - EV Powered ZZR (1) - EV Powered ZZR (2) - EV Powered ZZR Media
Landrover ECU Home - Landrover (1) - Landrover (2) - Landrover (3)
Home Made Green Electricity - Green Electricity (1) - Green Electricity (2)
6 Bladed Windturbine Home - Windturbine (1) - Windturbine (2) - Windturbine Gallery
Model Planes Home - Model Planes (1)
RG Triclone Home - Triclone (1) - Triclone (2)


Free counters!

Jet Power Homepage