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    Go-Kart deceleration

    The thing is, we're a first-time team and need to get all our components, so calculating the force would help us pinpoint which calipers and cylinders to get; we couldn't afford to get them wrong as we're looking to source them right from sponsors. I just wanted to see if there was any other...
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    Go-Kart deceleration

    The braking test for the competition we're entering requires the karts to go from a minimum speed of 40 kmph to a stop inside the braking zone of 5 metres. This would result in a deceleration of over 1 g, and many places I've seen calculate braking force without reverse calculations tend to...
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    Pedal lock+BOT switch

    That's great! Thanks, I'll check these out. Also, I was sorta confused about where exactly the BOT switch should be attached, since behind the pedal may cause damage to it during a large push in case of failure right? Or is the number of times it happens not enough for the switch to be damaged...
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    Pedal lock+BOT switch

    This is all that's mentioned in the rulebook about these two systems. I simply cannot think of a way to get a travel limiting device to also fail in case of brake failure. The two mechanisms together sound almost oxymoronic.
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    Pedal lock+BOT switch

    First-timer here, this karting race my team is taking part in requires each kart to have a mechanism to limit brake pedal travel during normal functioning of the brakes, and also a brake-over-travel switch in case of brake failure to shut the system down. The pedal lock must be made such that it...
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