AP60 cruise control

Submitted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 17:44
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Hi, just found this site and looks fantastic.
I was chasing info about AP60 specifically what is the slowest speed that it will work at. I need to be able to fix in 8km/hr up to 20 km/hr. Has anyone tried this?
Thanks regards GTOZ
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 18:07

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 18:07
Don't know anything about the AP60 specifically, but have never known a cruise control to operate under 40 km/h or thereabouts.
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Follow Up By: gtoz - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 18:44

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 18:44
Thanks sandman, very impressed with your touchscreen. I assume its seperate screen for a computer stashed somewhere else?? And how did you get those lights to flash?
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:54

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:54
Yes mate,

Stow the 'puter under the seat when I'm "Treknoting".

The touchscreen is really only useful for moving map display in OziExplorer though.
Still too small to do anything functional, such as accurately inputting waypoints.
Still pull the Laptop out for that.

The flashing lights?
A little touch up with PhotoImpression and creation with GIF Animator.
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Reply By: Flash - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 18:12

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 18:12
You'd be able to do that easily by just fitting more magnets for the sensor.
Quite simple I believe.
Mine currently has a minimum speed of about 40 kmh with one magnet- fit 5 magnets on the drive shaft and you'd have 8 kmh...
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Follow Up By: gtoz - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 18:45

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 18:45
Thanks Flash, that makes sense. Its worth giving it a go as is on special super cheep this week.
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Follow Up By: macy - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 19:32

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 19:32
Yes but it will drop out a bit over 70km/h
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Follow Up By: gtoz - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:32

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:32
doesnt matter if it drops out over thirty. Just need the low end.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:52

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:52
Gee Flash, I reckon you would have fun if they weren't equidistant around the tailshaft. My GU has a hand throttle as have other 4.2 variants.
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Reply By: Philip A - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 19:46

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 19:46
yes, all correct.
I have an AP200. The reason they set the lower limit to 60-70 Kmh is safety. They also drop out if the speed falls 10Kmh below the set speed.eg on a steep hill.
The stated reason on a long forgotten US site is that if it is set and a kid gets into the car and accidentally touches "resume" , they do not want the car to take off. ditto for drivers in heavy slow traffic.
As stated they also only work within a frequency band, eg however many hertz from say 70 KMh to 130Kmh.
So if you double up or triple up the magnets it will only set in a narrow band say 8 to maybe 16kmh.
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Follow Up By: gtoz - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:35

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:35
Trial and error I guess. !0 to 20 km/h would be fine probably as mostly I need 16 km/hr

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Reply By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 19:53

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 19:53
Why do you want to do this?

Mike Harding

PS. Not looking for Quaysuma diamonds by any chance? (Long time ago in the Middle East :)
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Follow Up By: gtoz - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:31

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:31
good question, I use my hilux to spray crops, so need a constant speed between 8kh/m to about 20 km/h depending on terrain and obstacles. Its incredably hard to stick to one speed even using a tacho as I tend to "creep "faster and faster especially concentrating on not overlapping.
Would prefer to be looking for diamonds actually!

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Follow Up By: gtoz - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:47

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:47
Groups equipped with tents and gear drove or flew from Riyadh and camped along the beaches from Jeddah to Yanbu. There were daybreak expeditions to the desert to search for a high-quality quartz called quasuma diamonds. Scattered on the desert, they were best spotted at sunrise, when the slanted rays of the sun reflect off the surface. Al though some people had theirs cut into stones in Bangkok, it was the thrill of the search rather than the reward that hauled people starved for recreation out of their beds while it was still dark.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 21:06

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 21:06
You little devil you :) I never thought to search them :) But I know where there may be some good ones! (we’ll have to go in quietly from Iraq though) I think my ex wife has all the ones I found.

At one time I lived rather to the north and west of Riyadh and used to search for them at sunset - I would put the pick-up in low range and run to a point about 100m away from it at right angles, then I would walk on an angle to intercept it in a kilometer or so - forming a triangle - if I was a bit slow I would have to sprint to catch up with the vehicle - best not to loose it in those conditions :) You could only find them when the sun was low in the sky but they would stand out like fire when you caught them in the suns rays.

Different times - different places - life changes :)

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: gtoz - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 21:17

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 21:17
You could have used a turbo timer??

Are they exclusive to Saudi or in Emirates as well. My sister lives there and we visited her a few years ago and did a few trips to the desert. Apparently in last two years the desert is being fenced off and it is getting harder to get into. Would have loved to get to the empty quarter but time got away. Hard to beat our Oz deserts however. Even our camels are better,...... and wilder.

as you said - life changes

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