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How would i create electrical suspension for a go kart? Answered

Im on a tight budget, i have a lot of supplies though. I am going to use it for a project in my engineering class. I really need help with it because i cant find anything about ti on the web. please post anything that you think would be helpful
cheers Tony-palmer

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rickharrisBest Answer (author)2010-11-25

I would think it would be too heavy. You might get some mileage out of eddy current damping using rare earth magnets & aluminium or air suspension using a tennis ball as the suspension unit.

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Tony-palmer (author)2010-11-30

thanks for all your help, but it has to be electrical for the experiment. Is there any way?
cheers

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RedMeanie (author)2010-11-25

Absolutely! Magnets...Rare Earth in PVC pipe Housings slip fitted. If a stronger material is needed Aluminum will be fine.

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steveastrouk (author)2010-11-25

Put a handle on the forces and damping you are looking for, and then decide. Modern magnets might make it a practical idea, but Rick is probably right.

Steve

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