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Old September 29th, 2014, 02:31 PM
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Question Engineering student requires assistance...!

Hello,
My name is Jack, and I'm currently studying in the 6th form at the JCB academy, hoping to become an engineer. I'm hoping that members on this forum may be able to help me. Part of my study involves doing an Engineering Project qualification, which involves design, research, develop and review.
One of my passions is Defenders, following my dads purchase of a 2009 TDCI, and I am hoping to be able to tailor my EPQ to something to do with this. I would like to try and develop something in the accessories department which is unobtainable and unmade.
Hopefully, if this is successful I can take it further.
Having scoured the web, it seems that everything has already been thought about, so I thought I would try and use the power of this forum to ask if there is any item that you would like that is currently unavailable.
Of course, my scope does have its limitations, but any idea is much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.
Jack H
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Old September 29th, 2014, 02:44 PM
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A little vague.

What is your concentration? I mean you could develop anything from hydraulic hubs to bio fuel management depending on your specialty.
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Hello,
My name is Jack, and I'm currently studying in the 6th form at the JCB academy, hoping to become an engineer. I'm hoping that members on this forum may be able to help me. Part of my study involves doing an Engineering Project qualification, which involves design, research, develop and review.
One of my passions is Defenders, following my dads purchase of a 2009 TDCI, and I am hoping to be able to tailor my EPQ to something to do with this. I would like to try and develop something in the accessories department which is unobtainable and unmade.
Hopefully, if this is successful I can take it further.
Having scoured the web, it seems that everything has already been thought about, so I thought I would try and use the power of this forum to ask if there is any item that you would like that is currently unavailable.
Of course, my scope does have its limitations, but any idea is much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.
Jack H
Jack:
Don't limit the project to something that no one has thought of per se, think along the lines of improving an old accessory over the top, with the theme of: "anything worth doing is worth overdoing".

Am sure you will have financial limitations, being a student and working at your real job to get through the academics you've signed up for yields little income,
BUT
It will only cost you time to design something, and if it is really good and sound then perhaps people will invest if there is some guarantee and the project is really really really good.

Basic thoughts:
Aluminim roof rack that is completely modular and strong, yet bolts together and can expand contract from a short wheel base to a long wheel base (LWB).

Folding camper seats with hinged or removable head rests that are comfortable and fold flat to make a bed.

Some simple style camper that is installed in a LWB roof that pops up easily.

AC add on to a stock dash that works with both left and right hand drive vehicles.

Camper shell that bolts right onto a Sankey trailer with mounting for a roof top tent.

And so this is just a few minutes of self brainstorming of raw ideas...
Hope this is enough to further your ideas.
Now to let your cranial engineering juices flow and design a new or newish commodity.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 04:26 PM
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I like what Robert Davis put down for ideas.

I would add (and for selfish reasons): fold up/compact trail clearing tools. Stuff like a foldable saw that can cut more than 6" thick wood, axe, shovel, McCloud. I know there is stuff out there but the handles are too short and they just use pins to go together.
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Jack,

Are you asking us to do your homework for you?
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rethink the 3-link suspension.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=52184
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You need to make an active noise reduction system for it, like has been done in aircraft cabins. Cause no amount of Dynamat will make it sound less like a sewing machine on illegal steroids.
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Maybe an update on the Zeus Timing Gear kit with DLC coated gears to reduce noise and wear.
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Central tire inflation would be cool.
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Good thread! System to carry Mountain bikes in rough terrain, cross ditches without compromising ground clearance, approach angles, and garage roof clearance; that is, a better bike rack system.

In my 90, I have not figured this out yet.
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Good thread! System to carry Mountain bikes in rough terrain, cross ditches without compromising ground clearance, approach angles, and garage roof clearance; that is, a better bike rack system.

In my 90, I have not figured this out yet.
That's a brilliant idea!
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Maybe an update on the Zeus Timing Gear kit with DLC coated gears to reduce noise and wear.
X2 these are due for an update

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You need to make an active noise reduction system for it, like has been done in aircraft cabins. Cause no amount of Dynamat will make it sound less like a sewing machine on illegal steroids.
Also a cool project
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Old October 1st, 2014, 04:33 AM
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Engineering student requires assistance.

Hello,
My name is Jack, and I'm currently studying in the 6th form at the JCB academy, hoping to become an engineer. I'm hoping that members on this forum may be able to help me. Part of my study involves doing an Engineering Project qualification, which involves design, research, develop and review.
One of my passions is Defenders, following my dads purchase of a 2009 TDCI, and I am hoping to be able to tailor my EPQ to something to do with this. I would like to try and develop something in the accessories department which is unobtainable and unmade.
Hopefully, if this is successful I can take it further.
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Of course, my scope does have its limitations, but any idea is much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.
Jack H
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Why post the same script twice? You got plenty of help the first time.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=56747
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The other one was in the practise posting area so I decided to post it in the smaller projects section.
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