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3 Phase Lightbulb
09-11-2005, 10:54 PM
I made another PsychoKart video today. I still need to work on the engine, but it's running a little better now.

PsychoKart Video Psycho NTSC Quality (720x480) (66MB) (http://www.psychokart.com/videos/psychokart_video_ntsc.wmv)

PsychoKart Video High Quality (720x480) (23MB) (http://www.psychokart.com/videos/psychokart_video_high.wmv)

PsychoKart Video Med Quality (320x240) (2.4MB) (http://www.psychokart.com/videos/psychokart_video_low.wmv)

PsychoKart Video Low Quality (160x120) (670K) (http://www.psychokart.com/videos/psychokart_video_mini.wmv)

P.S: Turn the volume up! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

-Adrian

[This message has been edited by 3 Phase Lightbulb (edited 09-13-2005).]

andy_b
09-11-2005, 11:31 PM
VERY COOL!!!

i was waiting to see some donuts, and i'm glad you didn't disappoint.

one note, the least you could've done was rig a mower blade or two up to the underside of the thing.
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

andy b.

3 Phase Lightbulb
09-11-2005, 11:45 PM
I would go a lot faster but every little bump really hurts. There is no suspension and I'm only sitting 2" off the ground so it really does hurt riding it on my lawn. I feel every little bump. The faster I go, the more it hurts http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

I think a really large parking lot would be a real blast to ride it on.

I can't wait to ride my buggy around my house. The suspension will make all the difference.

-Adrian

SJorgensen
09-12-2005, 12:44 AM
I don't understand why he didn't put some blades down and at least mow the grass while he was putting around. At least that would satisfy the wife that he was doing something worthwhile.

That video would be hilarious with that ringding ding ding audio track we heard last week.

3 Phase Lightbulb
09-12-2005, 09:31 PM
If I mow the grass, it will just grow back. I haven't cut it in 4 months. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif It basically stays the same length. I'll cut it once after all of the leaves fall and mulch/vacuume everything.

-Adrian

JRouche
09-12-2005, 10:48 PM
Where's yer helmet mister? Gotta protect the goods, dont-cha http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif
JRouche

That thing looks like it would really hook up nicely on a clean parking lot

[This message has been edited by JRouche (edited 09-12-2005).]

3 Phase Lightbulb
09-13-2005, 11:45 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by JRouche:
That thing looks like it would really hook up nicely on a clean parking lot
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It's way too snappy on pavement and that hard fiberglass seat really hurts under hard acceleration. I really need a padded seat more than anything if I want to do anything serious with it. I should throw a set of ATV tires on it for kicks. That will raise it up a good 5"+ inches, and also offer a little bit of cushion.

-Adrian

ERBenoit
09-13-2005, 12:15 PM
No burnouts?

3 Phase Lightbulb
09-13-2005, 03:14 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ERBenoit:
No burnouts?</font>

Burnouts are for "idiots" http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mctext/burnout.html

Drifting is what I like to do:

http://streetracing.tiora.net/japan/drift/drift1.htm

-Adrian

BillH
09-13-2005, 03:16 PM
Drifting.. Even if it is self induced from blipping the throttle? lol.

3 Phase Lightbulb
09-13-2005, 04:15 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BillH:
Drifting.. Even if it is self induced from blipping the throttle? lol.</font>

Drifting IS self induced. The idea is to drive around as if you had a pair of caster wheels in the back. Drifting is easy to initiate, but hard to maintain. Drifting is not really popular in the US, but I bet it will become a sponsored sport eventually.

Smokedaddy
09-13-2005, 11:11 PM
Very cool to say the least! Have any still close-ups of the PsychoKart posted anywhere?

Nice work,
-SD:

3 Phase Lightbulb
09-13-2005, 11:16 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Smokedaddy:
Very cool to say the least! Have any still close-ups of the PsychoKart posted anywhere?

Nice work,
-SD:</font>

There are a few on my PsychoKart website here:

http://www.psychokart.com

Just click on the small pictures for larger ones.

I have at least 1000 pictures of it from practicaly every angle and in almost every stage of the build so just let me know if there is anything specific you want to see.

-Adrian

Radmachine
09-14-2005, 09:40 AM
You worry me, boy. Please weld some kind of foot, ankle protection on the front of that thing. You may someday have a head-on collision with something that won't move. I built my first go-kart out of 2x4's and plywood and it had more foot protection than yours does. I bet your machine is a blast to drive.

3 Phase Lightbulb
09-14-2005, 11:43 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Radmachine:
You worry me, boy. Please weld some kind of foot, ankle protection on the front of that thing. You may someday have a head-on collision with something that won't move. I built my first go-kart out of 2x4's and plywood and it had more foot protection than yours does. I bet your machine is a blast to drive.</font>

I really appreciate your concern, but I think it's misplaced http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif I guess I forgot to mention that there are no brakes of any kind on my PsychoKart. I do have a brake pedal, but it's not connected to anything. I also have a sticky throttle cable so I sometimes have to help it a little by pulling the gas pedal back towards me with my toes (I edited out the stuck throttle bloopers in the video http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

I do have a very good clutch pedal to disengage the engine, and I also have the original key/start/kill buttons so I can kill the engine if pushing in the clutch doesn't slow me down.

If I add brakes, lube the throttle cable, add a stronger throttle return spring, and weld up foot protection, I'd have to abandon the PsychoKart name and rename it SmartKart and that just doesn't sound right, does it? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

-Adrian