Showing posts from May, 2021

Adams Kart Track May 29, 2021

  Michael getting ready to go on track On May 29th 2021, we went to Adams Kart Track, and met up with several friends. This time, Mike Kojima brought out a spare kart, so I got a chance to drive on track.  The kids had a lot of fun driving around.    I had the GoPro Hero 7   in a waterproof case, but I should have just had it in an open case. You can't hear the engine, just the noise from the track transmitted through the chassis.  Waving Checkered Flag. Kai beside Michael Getting closer 33 mph Just a bumper now Passed at the line The Topkart with the Honda GHX50 engine isn't as fast in a straight line as the Comer 2 stroke engine. I don't know how many hours are on Michaels engine, but at some point, I will have to get a new one. They don't reseal/rebuild the engines through HPD, you just buy a new one.   

Duneracer and Testing the GoPro Hero 7 Black

  The Duneracer is a Power Wheels alley find that didn't work. After messing around with the shifter, adding a battery connector, and eventually changing the motors and gearboxes, Michael has some fun in it.  It has the ability to run the 19.2 volt Craftsman batteries , or the 40 volt Ryobi battery .  The Duneracer has plastic wheels, so it mostly just spins the tires. Spinning the tires saves the gearboxes.  The GoPro Hero 7 can show speed and g forces, so also testing that out here. Will be interesting to get it on the Topkart.  According to GoPro and Dragy, the Duneracer does about 7-8 mph. Although downhill maybe 9 mph.  I used a Deutsch connector, but I will probably change it to an Anderson connector 40 volt Ryobi setup.  This was an old charger for the Craftsman 19.2 batteries . This doesn't positively lock on, but it works ok. Not great, just OK

Hoosiers, Weight, and Test Day at Adams on May 2, 2021

  Michael sitting in pre grid, getting ready to go out New Hoosiers R60B (Medium hard) 4.5 Set to 14-16 psi cold