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Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-28-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,537
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: 55
Views: 1,544
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: 156
Views: 3,537
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: 186
Views: 6,878
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: 121
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: 100
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: 156
Views: 3,537
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: 156
Views: 3,537
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: 186
Views: 6,878
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: 88
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: 79
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: 21
Views: 331
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: 186
Views: 6,878
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: 186
Views: 6,878
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: 186
Views: 6,878
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: 101
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...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-23-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,878
Posted By Functional Artist
On these SC's the On/Off function & the reverse...

On these SC's the On/Off function & the reverse function are both (NO) normally open circuits :thumbsup:

When the switch is "flipped" it closes the circuit
...& activates the function ...
Forum: Electric Projects 06-23-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 331
Posted By Functional Artist
What anickode is sayin' is that a 1,300W motor...

What anickode is sayin' is that a 1,300W motor has roughly the equivalent in "mechanical" horse power of a ~2HP gas engine :cheers2:

So, a lower gear ratio (like 7:1 or even 8:1) would be the way...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-23-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,878
Posted By Functional Artist
Thanks! :thumbsup: It seems like I learn...

Thanks! :thumbsup:

It seems like I learn something new everyday :cheers2:
...most times it's "what NOT to do" :lolgoku:

Yup, the reverse circuit is the culprit, in the diagram :ack2:
...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-22-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,537
Posted By Functional Artist
Yup, ain't that the truth :thumbsup: My...

Yup, ain't that the truth :thumbsup:

My wife is so "sweet", she got me a "reminder" :rolleyes:
...even hung 'er on the wall for me & everything :cheers2:

The black looked kool
...but, it...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-22-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Functional Artist
Most anything under 48V is only powerful enough...

Most anything under 48V is only powerful enough to run kids "toys" :huh:

IMO The simplest & most economical is a MY-1020 "style" 48V 1,000W brushed motor (~$100.00) :cheers2:
...like this one:...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-22-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,878
Posted By Functional Artist
Major Cluster Phuck

Um...Houston...I think, we have a problem :huh:

I made up a harness to connect/power the rear motor
...but, when I hooked 'er up, some things didn't seem to be workin' right :censored:

So, I...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-22-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,878
Posted By Functional Artist
Next let's get the "power meter" connected &...

Next let's get the "power meter" connected & mounted :thumbsup:

I came across a (4) wire "strip" from an old electric blanket :cheers2:
...it has (4) separate (~16g.) wires that are kinda...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 06-22-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,537
Posted By Functional Artist
Still workin' on "Plan B" :cheers2: ...but,...

Still workin' on "Plan B" :cheers2:
...but, while the chassis was "stripped", I figured a coat of paint wouldn't hurt

So, I "set up" a DIY go kart chassis "rotisserie" :thumbsup:
...the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-21-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,878
Posted By Functional Artist
I put the On/Off switch on the right side...

I put the On/Off switch on the right side (quickly accessible kinda like a "kill switch") :thumbsup:
...& the reverse switch on the left side

Also, to help differentiate the (2) switches, I...
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