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Testing the new solar collector. The temperature inside the box rose to over 200F degrees in less than 30 minutes ... better than I thought it would produce.

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These are a couple of 40-watt multi-crystalline solar panels I purchased from DiscountSolar (on ebay) last year. Free shipping, but CA tax. These were $160. with tax, making them $2./watt ... not too bad.

Construction is very good, and being multi, the Bike rack assembled and mounted on the Tacoma Cuddeback 2013:
Camping amenities. Next year, bringing a fuckin' porta-potty! Installing windows in the 'V'-nose trailer The rack assembly I fabricated for the 40-watt panel (x2).

Racks were fabricated using left over scrap materials. Bases are fiberglass UniStrut, cross member is shallow steel Unistrut. Hinges made from aluminum ''U' channel and struts from some 'L' ang Making a new solar 'collector' from a discarded 'doggy door' insert (from a sliding glass door cut down to 54"x15"). The box is constructed from 2 x 4s and 3/8" plywood (painted black). Here's the little '83 XT-200 I picked up in the summer of 2012. I really miss my old '72 250 DT1, but I decided to go 4-stroke this time. Testing the new solar collector. The temperature inside the box rose to over 200F degrees in less than 30 minutes ... better than I thought it would produce. Weber 40IDF carbs on a fresh 2.0L Type-4 engine. Tokyo Hi-Power HT-750. 6m/15/40m cw/ssb HT. Cool little radio with an extremely hot receiver. "Kiddo", the 'Opossum-Killer' Icom AH 703 Antenna kf6irk 'Kapt IRK' avatar pic 2013 Elecraft KX3 ... my next HF purchase - after I sell a SGC SG-2020 and a Tokyo Hi-Power HT-750 HT (6m/15m/40m) ... My main hobby hamcom

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