Eli-Kart existed on my computer in Solidworks long before it had a physical form. I spent a lot of time doing virtual tinkering and fine tuning the design. I've found that the more time you spend on the computer, the less time you spend actually building it. Attached are some final renderings I generated just before I began building.
You may have noticed the motor in the renderings is different from the custom motor I designed. This is because I originally designed Eli-Kart to be used with a commercially available brushless motor. In the vein of similar EV power systems
, it was about a 3kW peak hobby aircraft motor. However, it was relatively simple to devise a new mounting system for my new motor.
The motor design I came up with much later. I based everything off of motor parts I found online, which I'll get into later. I attached some pictures of the motor for the Solidworks file as well.