Motor advice

For making an electric go kart, are these good motors? http://www.robotmarketplace.com/products/0-E30-400.html

I'm hoping to make this thing mildly quick but not horribly expensive.

As for how big of a motor You need, that will depend on 1 how much the kart + driver weighs, 2 how fast do you want to go 3 how quick do you want to go.

I would suggest looking at discount hardware stores, You can buy whole drills for <25 and You get the batteries and charger for it. Even if You have to double up the motors (or triple) You will still be cheaper than buying a stand alone motor.

my 2cents.

A Google search like below might be useful for finding parts.

https://www.google.com/search?as_q=electric+scooter+parts&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=&as_occt=any&safe=images&tbs=&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Im thinking 20 mph ideally as a benchmark. and it could be quick so the wheels spin :smiley: its on gravel so that doesn't take much :stuck_out_tongue: suggestions? and its carrying about 220 pounds