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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Functional Artist
Damien

For my next project, I wanted to do something a little bigger :thumbsup:
…& a bit more powerful too :cheers2:

I called this one Damien :devil2:

She has a 48V 1,800W Boma Brushless motor ...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 04-02-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By Functional Artist
Desteny's Cotton Candy Kart

As my twins got bigger, they were out growing their karts :huh:

So, Winston moved up to Desteny's kart :thumbsup:
…& for Desteny, I up graded El Turbo from a 24V 450W motor to a 48V 1,000W...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 04-01-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By Functional Artist
Torsk (backbone chassis kart)

I wanted to do something different so, after lots of research, I designed & built a kart based on a back bone chassis :thumbsup:

Powered by a 48V 1,000W MY-1020
...& (4) 12V 15AH SLA's

Top...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 04-01-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,859
Posted By Functional Artist
Thanks, fellas! :thumbsup: I've never had...

Thanks, fellas! :thumbsup:

I've never had much luck sharpening drill bits
...unless it was used for wood or plastic (just for a cleaner hole) :cheers2:
...but, not metal

Harbor Freight is...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-31-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,859
Posted By Functional Artist
Lightening brake parts

To help lighten things up a bit, I added some "stylish" holes to the side of the brake pedal
...& also to the connecting/push rod :thumbsup:

Also, added a couple of "stylishly lightened"...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-31-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By Functional Artist
!Arriba!

Next, I wanted to make something little ,light, sporty :thumbsup:
…& really, really powerful :wai:

Dual 48V 1,000W My-1020's
...7.2:1 gear ratio
…& (4) 12V 12AH SLA's

Short sweet & to the...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-30-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By Functional Artist
El Moto

I figured the big motor & heavy batt pack would be a better combination on a motorcycle.:thumbsup:

I picked up an old motorcycle, in pretty decent condition
…& commenced mounting up the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-30-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,859
Posted By Functional Artist
After lots & lots of clean up, I re-mounted the...

After lots & lots of clean up, I re-mounted the axle & brake assemblies
…aligned & tested the brake system
...covered & protected everything
…& then, got the brake pedal mounting bracket welded...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-30-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By Functional Artist
Thanks! :thumbsup: Your creation is very...

Thanks! :thumbsup:

Your creation is very nice too :cheers2:

The wheelchair motors just weren't up to the task :huh:
...but, a couple of 48V 1,000W MY-1020's probably would have worked ...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-30-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By Functional Artist
Very Kool! :thumbsup:

Very Kool! :thumbsup:
Forum: Electric Projects 03-29-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 362
Posted By Functional Artist
:toetap05:*BUMP* :stir: Not sure of the...

:toetap05:*BUMP* :stir:

Not sure of the specs of a Tesla Type S motor but, for discussion purposes
...lets look at some of the motors that are available from (let's say) Golden Motors :thumbsup:...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-29-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By Functional Artist
El Dingo II

After being disappointed by the performance of El Dingo :furious2:
...the combination of a big 8,000W motor & 60 lbs. of batteries on the back of a yard kart just didn't seem to work out (it wasn't...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-29-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,596
Posted By Functional Artist
Show Our Global Strength & Fly your Colors

I understand the numbers are "grim" :furious2:
...but, there's so much more info now available on this "invisible enemy" :thumbsup:

I'm confident that "Were Gonna Win-Win-Win" :bannana:
...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-28-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Functional Artist
Bus Bars

We are gonna need some Bus Bars to "electrically" connect these modules together :thumbsup:

Bus Bars are basically just flat pieces of copper with some holes in 'em
(think short/solid/flat...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-28-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By Functional Artist
El Turbo OD/OV (Electric Turbo Over Drive Over Volt)

Next, I did some experimenting with the "Double Trouble" kart (changed the name to El Turbo) :thumbsup:

I made a "fancy switch"
...removed (1) of the 24V motors
…& added another 12V battery
...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-28-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 355
Posted By Functional Artist
I like it :wai: You've done a really Nice...

I like it :wai:
You've done a really Nice Job! :thumbsup:
…& she zips right along :cheers2:

Maybe, make/use a heat sink
...to help remove/dissipate some of the excess heat, from the...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-28-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 362
Posted By Functional Artist
Not yet... :thumbsup: ...but, look around,...

Not yet... :thumbsup:
...but, look around, everything IS goin electric
(Cadillac, Volvo, Jaguar, Mustang (Mach-E) etc.) :2guns:

Progress people, progress...:mad2:

First we walked ...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-28-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 362
Posted By Functional Artist
"It’s internal combustion for me" Have ya ever...

"It’s internal combustion for me"
Have ya ever "test drove" a Tesla Type S :rolleyes:
…0 to 100 in like a couple of seconds :wai:
...if you haven't you should :2guns:

"waiting on batteries...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-28-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Functional Artist
Um... I thought you was "steppin' up" to an...

Um...
I thought you was "steppin' up" to an actual racing kart? :huh:

Isn't a Baja Dune like a Chinese "fun kart"?
...sure that chassis can handle the "stresses" that a 72V system can/will...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-27-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,859
Posted By Functional Artist
Here's how these X-Trac's look on the front of...

Here's how these X-Trac's look on the front of the kart :thumbsup:

Um...Corona wheels :ack2:
Forum: Electric Projects 03-27-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Functional Artist
The connections look correct :thumbsup: ...

The connections look correct :thumbsup:
...but, I notice a couple of issues, I'd like to mention

The fuse should be between the batt & anything you want to protect
...on/off circuit fuse is in...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-27-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By Functional Artist
Hero-Zero Turn Go Kart

In 2017, I had some kinda, out of the ordinary ideas, bouncin' around :thumbsup:

Something kinda like a Zero Turn riding lawn mower
...motivated by (2) 36V 500W motors & steered by the drive...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-26-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By Functional Artist
El Dingo (Electric Dingo)

In 2016 I wanted to go "bigger"
...a lot bigger :thumbsup:

So, I put a 8,000W electric motor on a Dingo
…& called 'er El Dingo :cheers2:

She took 3rd place in the 2016 Build Off :2guns:
...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-26-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Functional Artist
Hey pal, if ya got a minute could ya, maybe,...

Hey pal, if ya got a minute could ya, maybe, unleash some of your artsy-ness & draw us a pic :thumbsup:

Um...I mean diagram :cool:
...just so all of this "in parallel, in series & what's doin...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-25-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By Functional Artist
Next, I designed & built a kart for me ...

Next, I designed & built a kart for me :thumbsup:
...so, I could ride/keep up with the kids :cheers2:

I named this one Double Trouble because it was powered by (2) 24V 450W motors :2guns:...
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