[Kartbuilding] a new pic

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Thu Sep 27 22:18:03 IST 2012

Hi Ami,

Good idea with the brakes attached to the steering levers. Thanks for
your photos and dxf.
By pulling/pushing hard on the steering lever, you will get good tension
on the short belt so the brake should work.

Let us know how it goes.
Best of luck,

On 25/09/2012 07:04, Ami Rosen wrote:
> Hi Steve ,
> For the moment I give up reverse option .
> The brakes connect to the steering levers , when the driver pulling
> the lever
> it stop the tension on the driving belt and make a tention on a short
> belt that
> connected to the frame ( the small pulley in the pic.)
> Its work fantastic ! but the tractor not yet on the ground ........
> Hope u understend my English..
> Ami
> 2012/9/25 Stephen Burke
>     Hi Ami,
>     Looking good!
>     Did you manage to get a reverse gear working?
>     I can see now why you would need a brake. Electrical powered
>     tracked vehicles can simply just reverse one set of tracks and
>     drive the other forward.
>     Its not so easy with a petrol engine.
>     Hopefully the brakes will work good. Ideally if you could connect
>     the brakes to the steering levers that would make it easy to drive.
>     Best of luck,
>     -steve
>     On 19/09/2012 23:11, Ami Rosen wrote:
>>     Hi Stephen ,
>>     Last week a man over 100kg was standing on the  chassis but
>>     the tractor drive very well !
>>     I am going to add breake for each side to solve steering problem .
>>     Ami
>>     2012/9/20 Stephen Burke
>>         Hi Ami,
>>         Thanks for your last two images, on the steering and track.
>>         You have put a lot of work into the kart. It looks well.
>>         The drive v-belts look good and strong and should not break.
>>         The chain and sprockets look to be a good size and should
>>         well. You will
>>         have to test and see if the chain will come off.
>>         While the sprockets and chain look to be a good match, I've
>>         heard a lot
>>         of stories of chains and tracks coming off.
>>         At the least, you could have a 3rd idler sprocket mounted on
>>         an arm with
>>         a spring to tension the chain.
>>         I hope the build is going good for you.
>>         Best of luck,
>>         -steve
>>         On 01/08/2012 15:54, Ami Rosen wrote:
>>          a new pic
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