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Old 05-24-2020, 02:34 PM
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Figured I would drop a thread on the kart I built over the last month since we were stuck at home. I call it the Covid Kart. Lol. Enjoy.



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Old 05-24-2020, 04:11 PM
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Awesome kart!! What speed do you get out of it?

What batteries and controller are you using? Gearing?
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Awesome kart!! What speed do you get out of it?

What batteries and controller are you using? Gearing?
Thank you.. So far its running around 55mph. Curtis 1236SE controller, ME1507 Motor. I'm running five 16V Antigravity VTX-20's. The controller has the motor speed limited to 4000rpm. I have a programmer on the way to turn it up. Running 40 pitch 20T on motor, 45T on axle.

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Nice kart

Um...a 20T to a 45T is like 2.25:1
& in the pic (above) it looks like there's a 16T drive sprocket
& the driven sprocket looks a bit bigger than 45T too
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This is a very nice and expensive build. Awesome
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Nice kart

Um...a 20T to a 45T is like 2.25:1
…& in the pic (above) it looks like there's a 16T drive sprocket
…& the driven sprocket looks a bit bigger than 45T too
Yes, in the photos I had a lower gearing. I have since change the gearing probably a dozen times. I event went to a 22T drive sprocket and 42T axle sprocket, but was a little tall. Right now the 18T/42T is the best all around setup. Enough torque to blow the tires out and still decent top end. After programming its running at 65mph with great acceleration.


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Yes, in the photos I had a lower gearing. I have since change the gearing probably a dozen times. I event went to a 22T drive sprocket and 42T axle sprocket, but was a little tall. Right now the 18T/42T is the best all around setup. Enough torque to blow the tires out and still decent top end. After programming its running at 65mph with great acceleration.


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Your conversion is awesome.
Thanks. I found another chassis this week. Covid Kart 2.0 coming soon. Going to try and improve on the last one.
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