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Old 09-15-2019, 05:25 PM
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Default Slowly but surely happening. Stupid powerful Manco Street Dingo 285

First I built a Razor kart because I knew it would be quicker and I needed something to ride ASAP. Now that its pretty much wrapped up I've gained more confidence to continue my monster street kart.

Manco Dingo 285
11" wide rears, 9" wide fronts.
16kw Motenergy motor
96v 200amp Kelly Controller
Batteries will be Lipos if they come back in stock at HK. I've been using Lipos in RCs for over a decade. I know the risks and take proper precautions.
My plan is to run 24s 40AH and they are going up front under my legs for better weight distribution.

Kart would be able to go way too fast but I plan on keeping it at 50mph unless that gets boring.

I got the disc brake setup today and the motor mount is also complete. Next is a mount for the controller and extending the braking rod.

I chose the Dingo 285 because it's the same thing as the coveted American Express which resembles vintage racer karts. I didn't want a modern race kart chassis because they have no ground clearance. I also like the Dingo because I can put the large stock size tires on for serious off-roading.


Kart should weight about 180lbs ready to run versus my Razor kart at 110lbs.
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Very Kool!

I put a big 10kW motor on a Dingo 285 a couple of years ago
...but, was very disappointed by the performance

But, I was using "old school" heavy Lead Acid batteries
...only ran it @ 36V

The worst thing was the steering (it was awful/nearly non existent)

With all of that weight (100+ lbs.) right over the "live axle"
...the steering was more like a suggestion than a command

WOW! @ 96V yours should really rock
...I just hope it steers better than mine did
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:49 PM
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I learned a lot from your build FA. That's the reason why I'm not doing everything over the rear end. If I had more room the controller would come up front also. My motor with mount is 44lbs plus another 8lbs for the controller, a 6.5hp predator is 38lbs so I'm about 15lbs heavier over the rear axle. My batteries should be around 45lbs placed right behind the steering linkage. Hopefully it will steer well.
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Changed directions for battery power. Going with a 64v 45Ah LG Chem battery. Weighs 40lbs and can do 400amp continuous. Got the controller mounts welding up. Now I need a battery mount.

I will be going with a hydraulic brake in the future since the mechanical brake isn't up to the task.
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That thing is going to be awesome! Good luck keeping the front wheels on the ground!
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what on earth did you pull that monster from?
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what on earth did you pull that monster from?
Which part?
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