Radio controlling a Mobility Scooter: Need help finding out what kind of ESC I need, and where to get one. Answered
I have a 48-inch long fiberglass "F250" style truck body.
I want to turn it into a rideable car, but ALSO an RC car!
I am using the remains of a 24 volt Mobility Scooter (rear suspension, motor, drivetrain, and differential axle, and part of the chassis) with slightly larger wheels and tires. Steering will be actuated with a 12-volt motor and drive out of a car seat that had electric adjustments.
I want to be able to set the original seat from the mobility scooter back into it's original place through a hole int he bed and sit on it and hold a WIRED controller in my hand to operate both speed AND steering. I want also to be able to remove the seat, unplug the wires controller, turn on an RC receiver and transmitter, and drive the vehicle by remote. I am NOT building an autonomous robot or anything hugely techie like that, just a sort-of cross between an RC car and a gocart. It doesn't need to be any faster or more powerful than the original mobility scooter either, so all I really need is batteries and a motor controller.. Controlling the steering actuator will be done with some limit switches and relays simply, that's not-at-all a problem at this point.
I need a battery set (two garden-tractor batteries? I don't think I can afford SLAs or anything high-tech right now...) and an ESC and honestly have no idea what I need or where to find it. I do not know exactly what the amperage of the motor is, but I have a car-battery stress-tester as well as a multi-meter device and with someone's help I am sure I can figure out how to get an accurate measurement of current from the motor.
I would love for someone to help me out with this project!!? If you have a business and it would benefit you, I WILL put your name ON the truck like a sponsor!! i want to be able to take it to certain garden-tractor shows and maybe even run it in a local parade or two. I want it to be seen.