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Slack Alice

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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #15 on: 12 October 2019, 09:23:42 pm »
Hi Fabrice...looking good!   I came across one of your posts on the US site regarding your use of plastic/nylon bushes to produce a free wheel.
Can you provide some more info on this method?  I currently have two wheels driven but am considering only one driven wheel.

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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #16 on: 13 October 2019, 08:21:43 am »
Hi Alice,

Yes, the 2 driving wheels is not the best configuration ! I used this solution to my first CK but I had a lot of trouble when cornering....
At first, I simply deleted a key on a wheel
This simple solution gave me a good result, the steering was nice but less symmetrical
With two-wheel drive turns are difficult but the behavior is neutral, with a single drive wheel, turns are nice but the car becomes less neutral
Moreover, in turns "against" the free wheel there is more motor, hence my idea of isque "limited slip"
Be careful, this disc is not nylon but polyacetal or PEHD 500
I tighten the ring until I can not turn the wheel by hand
Thus, the wheel is still a little drive and a little braked and the car found a little neutrality, this concept is not "miraculous" but it works better than a wheel too free which gives asymmetrical effects in control....
I hope my Googlish is understandable enough to explain my idea ....

Fabrice
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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #17 on: 14 October 2019, 09:42:52 am »
Thanks Fabrice, I like the idea. I’ve made several changes to my kart ( to lower the C of G ) so am going to see what effect these changes have on the performance before altering the drive. Probably a winter job!  It will mean moving the bearing to the inside of the chassis to make room for friction discs etc.Thanks, Dave.

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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #18 on: 21 November 2019, 08:18:03 am »
Hi,

Some news !

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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #19 on: 21 November 2019, 09:13:34 am »
Loving the look of the dash board.
Build quality as ever, excellent.

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Re: US Vintage Kart Co French Style
« Reply #20 on: 21 November 2019, 09:24:52 am »
Looking good.   Nice looking workshop too!

Is the figurine 3D printed?

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« Reply #21 on: 22 November 2019, 09:27:27 am »
Thank you for the comments
For the mascot, yes it is a 3D printing, and I have to do a metal painting....
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