And so… We began our assembly after dinner, at about… 8pm?
Andrew fixing the front wheel.
Andrew fixing the front wheel again. The front wheel was slightly problematic as the holes were somehow misaligned. They weren’t misaligned the first time we put them in. We think it was largely due to the fact that the top and bottom plates were not aligned properly. Nonetheless, the wheels can somewhat rotate. Do remember to align the top and bottom plate in future!
Accelerator pedal fixed onto chassis. The front segment gave us many problems. We had to take the bars in and out and in and out many times because we forgot 1 bracket or something like that. Or we had to adjust the position of certain components. It was really time consuming.
Front wheels, brakes, accelerator completed! (Part of steering as well)
Some random picture, nothing much to take note of, other than the 2 horizontal aluminium 0.25inch plates across the chassis. We cut the 0.125 ones wrongly. Sadly 😦 what a waste.
Fixing on the back wheel. Once again this was another problematic one as we fixed on the rear wheel as a whole, together with the chain and motor. It was really hard to squeeze the 80/20 in between the plates!
Brakes proved to be really difficult as well. We had to find a balance of it being too close to the wheel and it being unable to provide enough force when we jam the brakes.
Almost completed, with steering wheel on. The steering wheel is really quite bad as it is not 100% attached to the shaft. It’s kinda loose. When we turn, the steering wheel just rotates about the axis but the wheels don’t turn. Gotta fix that.
After 7 long hours of fixing, we are finally done with our chassis! Here’s a picture of Andrew sitting on the kart.
Here’s a picture of our kart! Batt Mobileeeeee. Did we mention that the seats are made from towels? It’s really comfy. Do try it!
Another perspective of the bat mobile! More work to be done on tweaking steering and brakes and we are ready for mech inspection.
Signing off at 4:11am :O