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test run around Tasmania
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ont he road to Kiama
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Tasmanian forest
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Field testing Mk2 in Western Australia. Mk2 has glass fibre sides and top, also a roof hatch and improved insulation built in to the ceiling.
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making coffee somewhere on the East coast
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First prototype of Mk1 ready to go. Note the fridge on the left, which slides out.
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fitting the floor to the chassis
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Skeleton comes together. Full build takes about 16-20 person hours and only tool required is a power drill.
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Kitchen module under construction. This can be replaced with a different module (eg. something optimised for hunting or fishing)
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skeleton for the tailgate plug
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gel coat for plug is now complete
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tailgate glass fibre mould upside down
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Kitchen module (its removable). Note the all important wine rack. The drawers have a rail to prevent them shaking out. To open the drawer you have to lift first. At the bottom left there is a slide out tray for the fridge or insulated cooler.
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Mark 1 has aluminium side plates.
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Inside view of prototype 1. Excuse the mess..
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Lightweight aluminium spars hold the roof on. The ceiling is 3mm white MDF which jams into slots at front and back.
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Complete 3D Rhino model of every part
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some construction detail is visible here
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Options exist for printing vinyl decals to personalise the sides. Zebra patterns shown.
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Mk4 would include a solar panel integrated into the tailgate.
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Design for future glass fibre tailgate lining. This integrates the tail lights, bar lock, hinge anchor points, solar panel mounting and stiffeners into a single part.

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