[Kartbuilding] kart designs?

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Mon Feb 5 23:27:41 GMT 2007

Hi Feichin,

Off-hand I dont know any good or flashy designs for a pedal go-kart. There 
was a fairly innovative drive/pedal mechanism I seen before on a kart - 
where instead of using sprockets and a chain to drive the kart - a set of 
2 levers/pedals and direct linkages can be used to turn the rear axle and 
pedal the kart forward. There is more on this linkage drve discussed here:

As for any ideas etc - well Im not sure how much work would have to be put 
into your FYP. There are a lot of avenues you could go into for your 
write-up including: differential and rear axle drive, steering setup, 3 
wheels versus 4 wheels etc. etc. All I can say is to do some more looking 
on the internet. The links to wooden karts and setups on the 
www.kartbuilding.net website are:

Best of Luck,

On Mon, 5 Feb 2007, Feichin McCormack wrote:

> Hello,
> i am a a final year student in mechanical engineering and have a project
> to do on a pedal go kart and was just wondering would you have any designs
> or useful links for this as it would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanking you,
> Feichin
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