Rear seat and luggage tray

26 Oct

The rear seat and luggage tray are now affixed to the taxi. After we’ve finished glassing the final edges and affixing the front seat, the chassis fabrication will essentially be complete.
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They call him “The Stippler”

16 Oct

With the chassis construction almost complete, stippling work nearly is nearly at an end.

Using his farming ingenuity, John has come up with a neat solution to make stippling much quicker and easier in future:


17 Sep

Applying Kevlar and fibreglass involves a lot of “stippling” with paint brushes: forcing epoxy resin through the woven material and then through peel ply.


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Applying Kevlar

15 Sep

Parts of the vehicle which require particular strength or impact resistance will be fitted with Kevlar.

Yesterday we applied Kevlar to most of the underside of the floor.



More glassing

6 Sep

Today we affixed the front bonnet panel and the front panel of the central tunnel, and fibreglassed the joints of the front seat assembly. Next we’ll apply Kevlar to the underside of the chassis.



On display at UniSA’s Open Day

17 Aug





Beautiful possibility

15 Aug

To a casual observer, this may appear like an unruly pile of parts.

It’s the prototype-in-progress African Solar Taxi, awaiting transport from the workshop to UniSA’s Open Day at City West this Sunday.

To those of us who are toiling away to make it, who know what it is going to look like and what it will be capable of, it is becoming an object of beautiful possibility.



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