First what a great forum, thanks for all the information provided. I have been spending a lot of time planning a ground up build of an electric Go Kart similar to the ones found on youtube found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bERjkSTYOdU
My main question are with the battery and motor. I am well aware of the all the technical associated with these components however I target goal in mind and cant seem to pin down what I need to get the result I am looking for.
The desired results is a kart that does the following:
1) Gobs of torque
2) 2-3 hr run time (abuse in a playful manner, spin the tires, fun race etc)
3) Enough power for speeds up to 6o mph
I have considered the following components.
Motor = D&D ES-15-6 48-72 VDC 10hp single-shaft
ETEK STYLE RT Motor 19HP (Permanent Magnet Motor)
Battery = Elite Power Solutions packs
Controller = DCX 400 amp Alltrax controller
In your expert opinions do you feel the above components will achieve the desired results?
In my opinion I wonder what better the D&D series wound motor or the Etek???
Then I wonder if I will have enough AH in the batteries to do what I want????
When I think I got it figured out I then wonder if it’s ridiculous overkill?????
Comments or Opinions ????? Any input would be helpful Thanks.