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TinyCross: An Ultralight Electric Crosskart

Shane Colton writes about a new class of go-kart: the crosskart:

I’m going for something a little bigger and more capable than tinyKart, but with the same ultralight genetics. This time, the inspiration is from something I didn’t even know existed until recently, called a crosskart. The best way to understand the appeal of a crosskart is just to watch this video (above).

Shane goes through his design in Fusion 360 and how he envisions his build will go:

I’m shooting for about 34kg / 75lb for the kart without batteries. With the full 12S/20Ah it will be about 40kg / 88lbs. This is about 50% heavier than tinyKart, but still light enough to manipulate up onto a table to work on, or into a vehicle for transport. Plus, most of the weight of a go-kart is the rider, so with double the power it should have plenty of acceleration to spare.

See the blog for more – we look forward to seeing how the design turns out.

Crosskart

 


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