ya i perfer gas or any combustion engine for that matter, i just want to try something different and learn new things, get better at wiring, understand electrical components n suchmy experience from doing it.......The $100 motors ( 1800-2000 watt) are crap. If they over heat ( big tires, weight, hot day) they fry and blow up, additionally they really don't have enough power to pull an adult or heavy kart. Some guys double up and use tandem motors.
Now the 500 dollar motors are great, but by the time you get motor, controller, and batteries, you have $1,500 dollars in addition to your Kart.
I wanted quiet......so I tried electric. When a HF 212 is only $150.00 why spend all that money on electric, unless you want to play with technology.
In my opinion gas is simplicity and technology is headaches. my 2 cents
i sadly cant view the videos due to restrictions put in place byy my school and i use this forum at school but thanks for the info, any links to motors and or batteries to get me started?With something that small, one of those little brushless 3000W canister style motors would work. They can handle around 40A usually, which is pretty easy to achieve with a small lithium battery. I can drive the jeep I built for my son off-road with a less powerful motor and just 24v with no issues. I used a little 500W motor in his kart and I can drive it 20mph on the road. There are tons of options from super cheap to as expensive as you want. Do you have a picture of the frame?
sadly cant see the video but do i need a controler? what all does it take to get one to drive? motor batteries and controller thats all?Check out Damien
It's motivated by a 48V 1,800W brushless motor (~$150.00)
...& powered by (4) 12V 12AH SLA batteries (~$100.00)
Here is a video of it "in action"
not sure if the school wifi blocks youtube videos or if the computer does EDIT: i found a way to watch the video, pretty neat, is that a spedometer in the dash? or rpmMaybe visit your local Library.
You should be able to watch all of the videos you want, from there
i remember watching excalibur, that was the first electric kart that got me thinking lol, its a really well made cartThat meter tells you the Voltage of the battery pack (red)
...& also, the Amps your drawing, at the time (blue)
For more electric kart info, check out Excalibur