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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,035
Posted By Functional Artist
We ran the bat pack down on 'er twice yesterday,...

We ran the bat pack down on 'er twice yesterday, "zippin' around (5-10 miles total)
...& they seem to be "holding up" :2guns:

But, yes please share :thumbsup:

I'm always lookin' to learn...
Forum: Electric Projects Today, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 50
Posted By Functional Artist
I have used both styles :thumbsup: ...but, I...

I have used both styles :thumbsup:
...but, I like the brushed motors 'cause their super powerful
...& so simple (just (2) "power wires" connecting the motor & speed controller) :cheers2:

Where...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs Today, 06:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,742
Posted By Functional Artist
Dual 48V 1,000W motors are installed ...

Dual 48V 1,000W motors are installed
...nice-n-level (with the axle)
...& also, nice-n-true to to each other too (using a straight edge) :thumbsup:

Since each side is "custom fitted" to their...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 237
Posted By Functional Artist
If this is your first time building a kart from...

If this is your first time building a kart from "scratch", I'd start off with something less complicated (& expensive) :cheers2:

Maybe build your little girl a simple & fun little yard kart...
Forum: Electric Projects Yesterday, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 50
Posted By Functional Artist
IMO a 48V 1,000W brushed motor kit (~$115.00) is...

IMO a 48V 1,000W brushed motor kit (~$115.00) is the way to go :thumbsup:...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,035
Posted By Functional Artist
Thanks! :thumbsup: Well, I'm still havin'...

Thanks! :thumbsup:

Well, I'm still havin' some GPS issues :furious2:
...but, if I was to "guestimate" I would say that she'll do a "zippy" ~10 MPH off road
...& maybe a "squirrly" ~20 MPH on...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 07-02-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,742
Posted By Functional Artist
Ok, now I have the (right) motor (itself),...

Ok, now I have the (right) motor (itself), "nice-n-level" with the axle :thumbsup:

Next, I "trued' 'er up (left to right) with a "straight edge
...& marked where the motor needs to be, "bolted"...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 07-02-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,742
Posted By Functional Artist
Thanks fellas! :thumbsup: The holes I...

Thanks fellas! :thumbsup:

The holes I drilled didn't exactly line up with the frame rails
...so, I "trimmed off" the inner side, of both mounts (kinda like the "gas" mounts FH showed us earlier)...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-02-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,035
Posted By Functional Artist
Test Ride with Dual Motors

I received the (2) new speed controllers
...& got 'em installed :thumbsup:

* Hopefully correctly this time :o

I quadruple checked everything
...so, we should be good :cheers2:

Then, took...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-28-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,742
Posted By Functional Artist
After cutting (2) pieces (~7" long) :thumbsup: ...

After cutting (2) pieces (~7" long) :thumbsup:

I clamped 'em together "bottom side, to bottom side"
...& did some measurin' markin' & drillin' (7/8" hole saw) :cheers2:

Cleaned the holes up,...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-28-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,667
Posted By Functional Artist
"the big moment. I hit the switch and the starter...

"the big moment. I hit the switch and the starter and [nothing]"

Well, that sucks :huh:

Gotta love them, unforeseen delays, :thumbsup:

Does this mean she would not "crank"? (turn over)...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-28-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,742
Posted By Functional Artist
Plan B motor mounts

I had some 3/16" steel "custom bent" to use as/for our next set of motor mounts :thumbsup:

Their gonna be about the same dimensions as the first (2)
...but, these should be much stronger
...&...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-28-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,035
Posted By Functional Artist
Speed Controller Exploration

I did a video to document my criss-crossed wiring fiasco :cheers2:
...& also did some exploring, inside of the SC :thumbsup: to see what makes these things "tick" :2guns:
...
Forum: Electric Projects 06-26-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Functional Artist
Are you using an actual speed controller? :huh: ...

Are you using an actual speed controller? :huh:
...or just different "switches"? :ack2:

A speed controller is designed/equipped to handle the amperage, your 24V motor is drawing
...most...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-26-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Functional Artist
Novel concept :thumbsup: ...how about some...

Novel concept :thumbsup:
...how about some pics or a diagram :useless:
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-26-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,742
Posted By Functional Artist
Thanks! :thumbsup: Yup, I was just...

Thanks! :thumbsup:

Yup, I was just "twistin' it the back other way :thumbsup:

Space Truckin" :2guns:
...that was a kool song :cheers2:

Hey, that could be the theme song for the Rover ...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-25-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,742
Posted By Functional Artist
Yup :cheers2: ...that's not happening...

Yup :cheers2:
...that's not happening :thumbsup:

Here are some pics with 'er "sparkling in the sunshine" :2guns:

Hmmm :huh:
...these pics actually kinda "suck" :mad2:
...'cause she looks...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-25-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,035
Posted By Functional Artist
Yea, I think my criss-crossed wiring fiasco "took...

Yea, I think my criss-crossed wiring fiasco "took it's toll" :mad2:

Eh, their only ~$25.00 ea. :rolleyes:
...(2) more are "on the way" :2guns:

Thats kinda why I chose to "learn" on this...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-24-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Functional Artist
Howdy :welcome2: IMO For a lightweight,...

Howdy :welcome2:

IMO For a lightweight, kids size, power wheels type of a kart, I'd just remove (1) of the "keys" :thumbsup:
...grease 'er up a bit :cheers2:
...& let 'em ride :auto:

It'll...
Forum: All Other Parts 06-24-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Functional Artist
Howdy :welcome2: It sounds like the part...

Howdy :welcome2:

It sounds like the part your needing a called a "tie rod" :thumbsup:
...which is a usually a (5/16" or 3/8") rod with threads on both ends
...& then, has a "tie rod end"...
Forum: Electric Projects 06-24-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By Functional Artist
Thanks for the additional info :thumbsup: ...

Thanks for the additional info :thumbsup:

It looks like your Hall wires are "out of alignment" :huh:
...this could be (at least part of) your wires gettin' hot issues :ack2:

In one of the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-23-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,035
Posted By Functional Artist
To make sure the front motor still functioned...

To make sure the front motor still functioned properly, I removed the rear SC
...& re-installed it in the front :thumbsup:

Then, I took 'er for another "test ride" :cheers2:

I wanted to...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-23-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,035
Posted By Functional Artist
Let's open this "puppy" up :thumbsup: ...to...

Let's open this "puppy" up :thumbsup:
...to see if we can tell what I "fried" :mad2:

The only thing that "jumped" out at me (see pic #7)
...is there looks to be some "heat damage", just above...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-23-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,035
Posted By Functional Artist
I took some voltage readings ...from both SC's...

I took some voltage readings
...from both SC's (#1 non functional & #2 functional)
...just for documentation purposes :cheers2:

The first line of data is when the SC's are "switched" off
...&...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-23-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Functional Artist
Need more info, :cheers2: ...what size kart do...

Need more info, :cheers2:
...what size kart do you have?
...how heavy will it be w/batteries & driver
...how big are your rear wheels?

As far as batteries, most of my karts are powered by 12V...
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