is there some reason i can't use electric skateboard parts to make a micro kart? Answered
i want to build a micro kart. i have assorted skateboard/longboard parts left over from my hobby of longboarding including several full sets of wheels, it makes sense to me to use these wheels on my kart rather than buy entirely new wheels but i don't want to drill holes into them for drive sprockets as i want to be able to use them for boarding too and perhaps sell them on later. I've looked about and found 1 company that make adapter sprockets in a variety of tooth counts that fit through the existing holes in the cores of some of my wheels but they only fit their own mounting kits for electric skateboards using the same motors and ESC's as i want to use for my kart . iv emailed them about my idea but they seem to think that it won't work because i want to accelerate from a standing start instead of pushing off like on a conventional skateboard. im confused by this because while i understand their concern i can't find a single video of their product in use on a board that requires a push start, every demo video i can find involves the rider standing on a stationary board and then accelerating from a standing start using a remote control trigger.
Assuming i manage to build a kart with the same weight as a fairly chunky electric skateboard, surely my being in a sitting instead of standing position shouldn't make a difference to the operation of a vehicle which doesn't require the push start they seem to think it does...?