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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 exhaust.

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.

Fake radiator.

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.



For the end... one from the building process:
This is how it looks behind the curtain ;)

Hope you enjoyed it.



Comments

 I made it 
  May 2, 2014
Quoting Nerds forprez A real car's power can be described as its horsepower per pound (lbs/horsepower). Similarly, this model could be described by its overall weight divided by its torque or the motor's overall power. Looked at this way it makes sense why it is so fast. Very good job!
Thanks! :)
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  May 1, 2014
A real car's power can be described as its horsepower per pound (lbs/horsepower). Similarly, this model could be described by its overall weight divided by its torque or the motor's overall power. Looked at this way it makes sense why it is so fast. Very good job!
 I made it 
  April 2, 2014
Quoting R.Skittle _ Holy cow! I love this! I'm amazed that you fit so much power into such a small frame. That is perfect. Great job on adding visual details on top of the mass of PF motors. Kudos, my friend!
Thank you very much :) It was my attempt to take things to the extreme (in terms of power/weight) and I was very satisfied with the result - incredible fun to drive :)
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  April 2, 2014
Holy cow! I love this! I'm amazed that you fit so much power into such a small frame. That is perfect. Great job on adding visual details on top of the mass of PF motors. Kudos, my friend!
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  January 14, 2014
Quoting Jacky Yang Cool Go-Kart. Very powerful!
Thanks!
 I like it 
  January 14, 2014
Cool Go-Kart. Very powerful!
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  January 3, 2014
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) ;)
 I like it 
  January 2, 2014
WOW! A good idea done well and of course your super-slippery floor makes for an excellent drifting place :)
 I made it 
  December 23, 2013
Quoting kresho _1 Jeremy Clarkson would be proud of you....poweeeerrr:)
hahahahahaha: "Speeeed" :)
 I made it 
  December 23, 2013
Quoting sam the first as much as i like it, i'll have to remove it from the unique car club as it is not a real car. don't fret, it's fine! just remember!
Ok, sorry for that and thanks for your comment!
 I like it 
  December 22, 2013
as much as i like it, i'll have to remove it from the unique car club as it is not a real car. don't fret, it's fine! just remember!
 I like it 
  December 17, 2013
Jeremy Clarkson would be proud of you....poweeeerrr:)
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  December 17, 2013
Quoting Karol J Four L Motors?! Wow! It must be very fast. Really nice car. Very detailed. Good work!
Thanks! Yes it is great fun.
 I like it 
  December 17, 2013
Four L Motors?! Wow! It must be very fast. Really nice car. Very detailed. Good work!
 I made it 
  December 14, 2013
Quoting Ryen Air Stunning performance! I also like the fake engine, plenty of nice details.
Thanks! I really like your red&white drift car!
 I like it 
  December 14, 2013
Stunning performance! I also like the fake engine, plenty of nice details.
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  December 10, 2013
Quoting Dave Benson Excellent work! But it lacks a driver made from Technic parts :)
Thanks :) maybe next time ;)
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  December 10, 2013
Quoting Alex B Nick summed it up perfectly! I think bigger wheels might look better, but still looks great.
I agree, but the bigger wheels = more weight, and real go kart has rather small wheels also :)
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  December 10, 2013
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!
Thank you very much! :)
 I like it 
  December 10, 2013
Excellent work! But it lacks a driver made from Technic parts :)
 I like it 
  December 9, 2013
Nick summed it up perfectly! I think bigger wheels might look better, but still looks great.
 I like it 
  December 9, 2013
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!
 
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