[Kartbuilding] kart plans

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sat Nov 1 00:11:34 GMT 2008

Hu Guy,

Glad to hear you are finding the kart plans useful. Thanks for the 

As for printing the kart plans out in full size on a plotter - this could 
be a bit tricky.

Do you have a copy of AutoCAD or DWGEditor? I could send you a DWG of the 
kart plans in full size. You could tweak the drawing as necessary in 
DWG/AutoCAD before sending it to the plotter.
I could try sending an eDrawing of the 2D kart plans and you could test 
printing it out full size. It might take a little trial and error to get 
the correct size page, A0 been the size you can use with your plotter?

If you can let me know what particular drawings you want in full size, 
whether you have access to AutoCAD/DWGEditor, and what size page you can 
print to, I'll see what I can do.
Is it the plans from this page you are looking for: 
http://www.kartbuilding.net/racingkart/index.html  ?
Is it just the "Chassis" drawing you need in full size?

Having a lathe and mill will allow you to make good fitting components. 
Simple things like bushings for the steering column etc. are easily done 
on a lathe, instead of having to search for correct pipe sections etc. As 
for time, I know all about it. Things seem to fly :)

If you take any photos along the way when making the kart, feel free to 
forward them on and I can put them on the kartbuilding website to help 
other fellow kartbuilders.

Best of Luck,

On Thu, 30 Oct 2008, Guy Paterson wrote:

> Hi Stephen
> been finding you're kart plans very useful as I am attempting to build a kart 
> from scratch with my 13 year old son
> We noticed that the pdfs are A4 size and when we tried to scale it up to full 
> scale we realised it was not to scale
> Was wondering whether you have such a thing for the chassis as it would be 
> very useful to be able to print out full scale on our plotter and paste to 
> our layout board as a jig.
> Although this will be our first kart I have both a lathe and a mill and have 
> rebuilt many motorcycles so i'm not too daunted - I think the main problem 
> will finding the time. I'm determined to see it through, though, as it could 
> well be our last activity together due to the teenage calling!
> Well done on the great website by the way
> kind regards
> Guy

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