Most of us don’t think about all the testing and development that goes into a product, we just buy it and expect it to work. But developing and manufacturing a product that “just works” when it is launched into the general public requires significant behind-the-scenes testing and proving, especially when the product is mechanical in … Read More
I’m excited to share some major updates that are both business related and personal. On the business front, we expect the rest of our small fleet of low-volume production units to be ready to ship this week for field testing. By the end of next week some of those units will be up-and-running on customer … Read More
Hank’s Plumbing is just about ready to take Beta field testing to the next stage. Yours truly just spent the morning putting the finishing touches on their unit. A clearer picture of how they chose to configure their unit is below.
One question I get asked a lot is the impact of the RazerLift on the fuel economy of the vehicle. A recent study claims that roof racks can add an astonishing 25% to your fuel consumption, even if they don’t have any cargo on them at all. Naturally, many people are curious about how well … Read More
We built two alpha prototypes of the RazerLift. One was mounted on my vehicle and the second remained at Tangent’s shop. After reading the article about the RazerLift at Driving.ca, a local Calgarian and his son contacted me. They were planning a road trip across much of North America and they wondered if they might … Read More
A question I often get asked is about the wind noise generated by the RazerLift. We have some initial feedback on that very question, particularly by two recent incidents.
Since the prototype was mounted on my vehicle a few weeks back I’ve been really swamped. Lots of people have wanted to see it and we’ve done lots of testing and tweaking. This will be a fairly short summary of some of what’s gone on, just to bring interested readers up to speed. First, the … Read More
The Alpha prototype of the RazerLift officially does stuff! See video below… Now the disclaimers. The electronics haven’t been hooked up properly yet, so it needs to be operated “manually” for the time being, though I am told that will change in the coming days. Furthermore, one part has been discovered to be undersized, so some … Read More
The question of wind resistance caused by the RazerLift (without any cargo) comes up every now and then. The RazerLift is likely to be kept on the vehicle even when it is not in use so how much of an impact on the fuel consumption can users expect as a result of keeping the RazerLift installed? … Read More