Powerful and relatively light vehicle - Perfect recipe for drifting frenzy :)
About this creation
Hello everyone, this is my second attempt to create a fun to drive (drift capable) vehicle with PF elements. After Volksrod (565g, 2 L motors, 1 8878 battery, 1 V2 receiver), I've made this go-kart (660g, 4 L motors, 2 8878 batteries, 2 V2 receivers) and it is, by far, my most fun to drive creation. To see what i mean here is the video:
The main idea, off course, was to increase power and try to keep weight as low as possible. After some suggestions from my friend (he also plans to build lego go-kart), I realized that this is the perfect type of vehicle for my plan – it has low mass (no doors, roof, suspension, small tires…) and it is rather short for its width. So this is my interpretation of a go-kart:
It has 4 L motors which are coupled/geared 9:1 and power is transmitted, without differential, to the rear axle.
Servo motor (steering) fills the space between batteries and weight distribution is almost perfect in every way.
Both batteries are easy accessible for switching on/off and for charging.
Fake engine made to resemble real go kart two stroke engine.
Fake carburetor and air filter.
It is 30 studs long, and 20 studs wide.
Two inner motors are connected together to one receiver and then to one battery, and two outer motors are connected together to the other receiver, and then to the other battery. Five motors and two receivers come with a lot of wires, so the little bits of space between motors and batteries got their purpose :)
Fake spark plug, wire and CDI box.
Fake fuel tank with the filler cap, under the working steering wheel.
Driver seat with side supports.
Fake radiator filler cap.
Fake radiator hoses.
Fake brake disc.
Engine is connected to the rear axle with a chain.
Quoting Karl M. K.
WOW! A good idea done well and of course your super-slippery floor makes for an excellent drifting place :)
Thank you very much! Yea, I tried my best to make it drift :) Although, I must say that I didn't do anything to the floor to make it more slippery. However, it can be seen on the second to last image why I chose those rear tires (very thin dusty gray line shows how small is the area where the tires touch the floor) ;)
Quoting Nick Barrett
What you've created here is a perfect recipe for driving fun :-) Weight distribution, power, gearing, lightness and rigidity come together brilliantly to make the ideal toy. Bravo, sir!