If you fancy building your very own electric racing car a new ultra lightweight electric crosskart aptly named the TinyCross might be worth more investigation. Check out the video below to learn more about the new electric vehicle which is “33% crosskart, 33% downhill racer, and 33% electric scooter” say it’s creators.
The powertrain is entirely contained in a 4kg block that is repeated in each of the four corners, using the same motors as a tinyKart, Alien Power System 6374-170 out-runners, but with different gearing for the larger 12.5in scooter wheels. All four are expected to provide 8-10kW peak output.
“I’m going for something a little bigger and more capable than tinyKart, but with the same ultralight genetics. This time, the inspiration is from something I didn’t even know existed until recently, called a crosskart. The design follows the water jet-cut plate and 80/20 construction that’s been my go-to for rapid and adjustable construction. There are still a few machined parts, mostly turned shafts, but a large portion of the chassis can just be “printed” on a couple sheets of aluminium.”
For more details jump over to the Shane Colton blog by following the link below layouts, plans and explanations on the design process.