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    Thanks, Ted The next one is gonna be a 48V...

    Thanks, Ted

    The next one is gonna be a 48V 1,800W electric powered kart called Damien.
    It's "loosely" based on an Ariel Atom type chassis.

    But, OK (not lookin for trouble) I'll take it...
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    Hey Frodus, I didn't mean to commandeer your...

    Hey Frodus, I didn't mean to commandeer your thread. (it just seemed an appropriate place to put 'em)

    So, that's my go kart portfolio. I've done some "other projects", maybe we'll get in to some...
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    Over the winter I did a lot of research on many...

    Over the winter I did a lot of research on many different styles & designs of frames & chassis.

    While doing so, I came across a Backbone chassis style frame.

    From what I understand,
    "Colin...
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    Since electric motors have so much torque, right...

    Since electric motors have so much torque, right from zero RPM's, for my next project I was thinkin' how about a "wheel stander"? (an electric go kart that can pop wheelies)
    It would have to be...
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    After the Turbo tests I figured that I would do...

    After the Turbo tests I figured that I would do something a little more creative.

    How about a kart without a steering wheel? (just use the force)

    So, I designed & built a kart I called Zero...
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    Double Trouble with it's (2) 24V 450W motors...

    Double Trouble with it's (2) 24V 450W motors ended up being more like a "double dud". It zipped along ~12 MPH, but I didn't notice much of a difference when the second motor was activated. It just...
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    After the 8 kW motor & 60 lbs. of batteries...

    After the 8 kW motor & 60 lbs. of batteries didn't work out, on the Dingo go kart, that's when I got the idea to look for a motorcycle to convert, so I could put those components to use.

    While I...
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    Ain't that the truth. My first attempt,...

    Ain't that the truth.

    My first attempt, "simple speed controller" was a success & a complete failure at the same time, but I learned a lot.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx7pj3ule0Q
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    Unless you set it up different, you will not be...

    Unless you set it up different, you will not be happy with the end product.
    On that, Dingo (El Dingo) I had just (3) of the 12V 35AH batteries (~20 lbs. ea.), the motor (~40 lbs.) & the controller...
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    Here are some of my "other projects" My first...

    Here are some of my "other projects"

    My first (2005-ish) electric project was a go kart. It used (1) 12V car battery & a V8 Chevy starter motor & fly wheel. ...
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