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AeroBuckeye2001

Indianapolis, IN (via Brooklyn, NY)

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

OSU Class of 2001; Bachelor of Science Aero & Astro Engineering; enthusiastic OSU donor, Buckeye Football Season Ticket Holder 'til I die.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching the Buckeyes win the first college playoff championship with my own eyes.
  • NFL TEAM: NY Giants, Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: NY Mets

Recent Activity

Comment 04 Apr 2016

We installed a 240v NEMA 14-50 service in the garage. The standard Tesla charger will charge approximately 30 miles in one hour connected to 240v (10 kW). The car will fully charge to 100% from 0% in 7 - 8 hours. Tesla sells a high power wall charger that will double that to 60 miles in one hour if you have an 80A breaker installed in your box. Tesla also sells adapters that will let you plug into your dryer outlet or a welder outlet if you have one. They also throw in a 110v adapter for shits and giggles or last resort charging. At 110v/15A, you only get 3 miles per hour charged. 

The Tesla Supercharger stations are amazing in that they'll charge your car form near empty to ~80% in only 20 minutes or so, and the electricity is free for Tesla owners. The charging rate then slows down to protect the battery cells so it's most efficient to charge to 80% and move on. This is key to the success of the model 3. In theory, the range is limitless with the Supercharger network. 

Comment 04 Apr 2016

Tesla has supercharging stations approximately every 150 - 200 miles on the major interstates. The mileage estimates are from the EPA and varies. You'll get much more mileage in the summer months since battery efficiency drops in cold weather.

Comment 04 Apr 2016

I have a Model S 70D that I purchased last October. I had no intention of actually buying one, but I made the purchase 5 minutes after the test drive. Drive a Model S and then get into an internal combustion vehicle and it'll feel completely obsolete. 

My wife and I drive from Indianapolis to Columbus for every home game. We made the trip twice last year in the Tesla. We stop at the Dayton supercharger where it takes about 15 minutes to get the car back up to 80% charge, which is good enough to get us to Columbus and back to the Dayton supercharger, where we charge for 10 minutes to make it back to Indy. There is also a supercharging station in Grove City that we skip.

Consider the time that you spend at the pump in a month, and you'll come to realize that you'll spend less time at supercharger if you drive long distances. Also, it's a great feeling have a full tank/charge every morning when you wake up.

The technology has been around for a while (GM EV1 in the 90's), but it took a company like Tesla to put everything together and make it consumable to the mass market. Admittedly, a car that starts at $70k is not mass market, but the Model 3 @ ~$35k could change the auto industry. We've also reserved a Model 3.

Comment 18 Nov 2015

Yes, this came from the athletic department to season ticket holders for online orders. I believe season ticket holders and faculty/staff get first dibs, then a public sale or lottery is held. 

Comment 11 Sep 2015

I'm a native New Yorker. I was actually at my grandmother's house in Brooklyn, visiting before Fall Quarter started at OSU. We went to the roof when we heard news that a plane hit one of the towers. We saw the second plane hit, and watched as both towers burned and ultimately fell. It was pretty brutal...will never get those images out of my mind. 

Comment 06 May 2015

Where Legends Are Born...

Desmond was born in Ohio. 

Comment 26 Feb 2015

I think the only conclusion we are making is that Michigan deserves Adidas and Adidas deserves Michigan.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

Yeah, Gregorek was there my entire time at OSU. I thought it was cool how he taught entry-level courses like Introduction to Flight as well as the senior/graduate level courses. My favorite was probably Dr. York, if any of you remember him; he taught propulsion and thermodynamics. Most difficult courses I ever had were Computation Fluid Dynamics I & II with Dr. Haridonitis (I think that was his name). Dude gave two exams, a mid term and a final. I remember getting a 26 (out of 100) on the midterm, but something like an 82 on the final (highest grade in the class) and ended up with an A overall. 

Thank god for the curve.