TERRA6, Van cab and chassis 7*14, 4" Polystyrene

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Re: TERRA6, Van cab and chassis 7*14, 4" Polystyrene

Postby Projector » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:03 pm

Temp data FYI
Heat and sun exposure effects on 4" EPS and interior temperature

Curious as to the heat generated by the solar panels in the hot sun vs the insulation effects so I took a few approx measurements. Approx because I used a meat thermometer on the roof, not the epitome of scientific accuracy but it's ballpark. Fenway.

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3 PM, 15+ mph winds, full, direct, daily sunlight exposure
Outdoor temp in the shade 82f,
Full sun exposure on a white horizontal surface 98f
On roof under solar panel Gap ~105f
Solar panel surface +120f
Interior temp with Cross breeze 83f

Starting point at sunrise 61f exterior, 71f interior.
Appears that the panels have an effect but not more than full daytime solar exposure.
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Re: TERRA6, Van cab and chassis 7*14, 4" Polystyrene

Postby Projector » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:14 pm

The reason we build.
Explore, discover and seek out
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Re: TERRA6, Van cab and chassis 7*14, 4" Polystyrene

Postby Projector » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:16 pm

And the beauty to marvel at
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Re: TERRA6, Van cab and chassis 7*14, 4" Polystyrene

Postby Projector » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:14 pm

Roy Batty, Nexus 6 replicant, Blade Runner 1982

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

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I've seen things that would dazzle the eyes.
Sunsets on fire so rich in color, they would melt plain polystyrene. Mountains so high that songs are named after them. Galaxies laying space dust over everything that passes.
Not wishing them to be lost in time, photographed beauty, for all to see. No time to die....
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Re: TERRA6, Van cab and chassis 7*14, 4" Polystyrene

Postby ghcoe » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:33 pm

Looking good! :thumbsup:
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Re: TERRA6, Van cab and chassis 7*14, 4" Polystyrene

Postby Projector » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:15 pm

Thx G. :thumbsup:
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Re: TERRA6, Van cab and chassis 7*14, 4" Polystyrene

Postby Projector » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:08 pm

So it's been about 1 year since built and on the road.
Approx 7500 miles, mostly highway at 50-70 mph, temps from 30-110+F, wind up to 40 mph gusts.
Constant Southwest sun exposure for up to 14 hours per day with barely any rain. One possible hail storm but I wasn't there at the time.
And the oversized backpack beer cooler has survived without an issue. So far. So good.
Interior temperatures have gone up to 95 with 110+ outside and down to 45 with 30 exterior. The insulation is effective as expected. And takes longer to cool or heat accordingly back to ambient air temperatures. Life is compromises.
It has allowed me to explore and travel as designed with solar power providing for my power needs.
Managed to get out and weigh the rig.
Starting with a 6600 lb base weight before build, any guesses as to current loaded weight?
Would you believe 8900?
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Re: TERRA6, Van cab and chassis 7*14, 4" Polystyrene

Postby GPW » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:06 am

That’s Quite a rig !!! :thumbsup:
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Re: TERRA6, Van cab and chassis 7*14, 4" Polystyrene

Postby John61CT » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:12 am

Not tiny 8-)
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Re: TERRA6, Van cab and chassis 7*14, 4" Polystyrene

Postby Projector » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:00 pm

Thx GPW.
That's what she said J61. :thumbsup:
Will post pics of the interior now that it's 95% done.
For now...
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Re: TERRA6, Van cab and chassis 7*14, 4" Polystyrene

Postby ghcoe » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:14 pm

Good to see that it is working out for you. :thumbsup:
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