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Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-15-2019, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Functional Artist
A little smoothin' & cleanin' :thumbsup: ...

A little smoothin' & cleanin' :thumbsup:
...then, some primin' & paintin' :cheers2:
...& Boom!, we got some kool little chain guards :2guns:
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-12-2019, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Functional Artist
Something was missin' :huh: :idea2: Chain...

Something was missin' :huh:

:idea2: Chain guards :thumbsup:

There's not really a lot of sprocket/chain exposed
...but, their still a rotating gears
…& their right there on top kinda...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-30-2019, 11:19 AM
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Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
Thanks fellas :cheers2: I put together a...

Thanks fellas :cheers2:

I put together a quick video of the re-build :thumbsup:
...for my "Youtubers"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO9HT8lJbJU
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-30-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
I thought it was gonna be Gold-to-Green …& it's...

I thought it was gonna be Gold-to-Green
…& it's actually Green-to-Gold
...but, it's kool :thumbsup:

And...here she is :wai:

* I also added one of the seats that I "made up" back in the...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-29-2019, 09:59 AM
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Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
I am switching the front wheels :thumbsup: ...

I am switching the front wheels :thumbsup:

The previous ones are part of a matching set, off of an amusement kart

…& I may use them on something else :cheers2:

* The tire tread on these...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-29-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
I "signed" & dated the bottom of the battery box...

I "signed" & dated the bottom of the battery box :thumbsup:

Then, added the (4) 12V 12AH SLA's (put 'em on top of a foam rubber mat)
…& strapped 'em down with (2) 24" HD wire/zip ties

All of...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-28-2019, 09:09 PM
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Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
Now for re-assembly :thumbsup: First, I...

Now for re-assembly :thumbsup:

First, I mounted the (driven) sprockets to the wheels/hubs
…& then, mounted them onto the kart

Next, I installed the motors
…& also, mounted/adjusted the...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-27-2019, 08:43 AM
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Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
The sprockets turned out pretty kool too ...

The sprockets turned out pretty kool too :thumbsup:
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-26-2019, 08:07 PM
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Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
The mixture was totally gold, in the jar ...

The mixture was totally gold, in the jar :thumbsup:
...but, to my surprise, the green seemed to "appear" with the first coat :smiley_omg:
…& then, the gold started "popping" with the second ...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-26-2019, 07:39 PM
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Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
:huh:

:huh:
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-26-2019, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Functional Artist
During disassembly, I noticed that the sprockets...

During disassembly, I noticed that the sprockets were lookin a bit rough :ack2:

So, I cleaned 'em up (didn't paint or prime 'em, just mainly just degreased 'em)
…& then, hung 'em up

For this...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-26-2019, 12:54 PM
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Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
:huh:

:huh:
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-26-2019, 10:48 AM
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Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
Makin' it flip (safely)

Goin' Gold again, cause it looked really kool
...but, for some extra "bling" I gonna try some Gold-to-Green Color Shifting Pearl :thumbsup:...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-26-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
I gave the primer a good scuffin' ...& wiped...

I gave the primer a good scuffin'
...& wiped 'er down, with some degreaser :cheers2:

Started off by tipping 'er up on 'er back side
...& giving the underside a coat of gloss black paint. ...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-23-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
A lot of the gold paint came off ...but, he...

A lot of the gold paint came off
...but, he white primer, that I used previously, seemed to stick to 'er pretty good :thumbsup:

So, after a bunch of smoothin', & scuffin' & sandin' (my arm is...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 08-20-2019, 01:21 PM
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Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
!Arriba! needs a fresh paint job :thumbsup: ...

!Arriba! needs a fresh paint job :thumbsup:

The rattle can gold looks kool
...but, it scratches really easily
…the wheelie bar is "bare metal"
…& she has some "road rash" from the "flip" last...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 07-12-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
Just for fun, I put together a short spot/video...

Just for fun, I put together a short spot/video about Mighty Max Batteries :cheers2:
...maybe I can get some deals, in the future. :thumbsup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70tNYKeBjrc
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-27-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
Here is the video of my first test ride with the...

Here is the video of my first test ride with the fresh motor & batteries. :thumbsup:

The whole test ride was ~24 min :wai: & still didn't deplete the batteries. :2guns:

I mainly wanted to...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-24-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
"Does the steering have any electronic feedback...

"Does the steering have any electronic feedback to the motors?"

Kinda, there are individual thumb throttles.

The left one controls the left motor
…& the right one controls the right

I...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-24-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
Now, let's see if she can get 'er "up" :huh: ...

Now, let's see if she can get 'er "up" :huh:
…!Arriba! :thumbsup:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEJQl4b-8Ow
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-24-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
Then, I dropped (4) 12V 12AH SLA's in the battery...

Then, I dropped (4) 12V 12AH SLA's in the battery box & finished connecting the wiring :thumbsup:
...battery to controller
...controller to motor
...on/off switches to controller
...& the...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-20-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
First, I had to crimp some terminals on to the...

First, I had to crimp some terminals on to the on/off switch wires
...(2) for the left motor & (2) for the right

Made a new "hatch cover" for the back
...a piece of plastic from the back of...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-18-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
This kart was specifically designed to "pop...

This kart was specifically designed to "pop wheelies" :thumbsup:
...super short wheel base (~28")
...powerful, dual ZY1020 48V 1,000W motors
...even, weight biased, by mounting the battery pack...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 07-01-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
TBH When I test drove the !Arriba! kart (back...

TBH
When I test drove the !Arriba! kart (back in April) with the (2) ZY1020 motors
...I was quite disappointed :huh:

The kart seemed a lot more "peppy" (last fall) when I test drove it with...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-29-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,485
Posted By Functional Artist
Did I ever tell ya the story about the guy who...

Did I ever tell ya the story about the guy who took all of his clothes off & sat on a cactus?
...he said "It seemed like a good idea at the time"

Ya, my wife didn't like that explanation either ...
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