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Unread postAuthor: Counterstriker » Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:59 pm

Ok, I just found an old weed-wacker, and I copletely stripped it to the motor, I fixed it so now it works. What should I do with it? I want to make something cool, Possibly a motorized scooter, or bike. Can Someone help me out with plans?
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Unread postAuthor: Brooner115 » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:30 pm

Dude me too ive got like 4 weed whavker motors and nothing to do with them i think a bike would be a little too hard because thats a lot of weight to get moving. I was originally going to try to make my own 1:5 scale RC Monster Truck but from what i learned its pretty hard and expencive so iether go with an RC Car like i tried ( which failed misserably because of not enough funding) or a scooter which would be pretty easy!

Try this site it looks pretty neat! http://buggies.builtforfun.co.uk/Scooter1/index.html
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Unread postAuthor: Spuddin » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:32 pm

i made a trolling motor out of my gas weeder but it didnt have enough power to push my john boat :(
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:58 am

Put them on skate boards or Razor Scooters.
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Unread postAuthor: Kenny_McCormic » Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:08 pm

homemade goped ftw
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Unread postAuthor: Big-mac » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:16 pm

mount it on a go-cart or :idea: make a nice loud gas powered fan :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:21 pm

Yes! And have carbon monoxide and other toxic fumes blowing on you face! Delicious!
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:29 pm

Actually, making an RC car shouldn't be that expensive... You just need some angle aluminum, some polycarbonate for suspension/arms, some bike chain for the drive, a couple bike gears, an ESC an rc reciever, pvc caps for wheels with some tacks through them for traction, a steering system (you can buy kits), a drill, some bolts, some steel rod, and a radio controller. (You can buy a radio controller and reciever on ebay for 20 bucks) Two servos, one for steering, one for throttle, and that will all only cost you about 100bucks.

EDIT: However, it would be much easier to just build an RC boat. All you need is throttle and rudder, and the drive thing from the old weedwacker to attach you propeller to.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:41 pm

It won't have enough power to move anything your weight is on (aside from maybe a small moped, if the engine is strong enough and your light and lucky). I through I could make some sort of motorized bike but as soon as I put load on the engine (old weed whacker engine, probably very similar to yours) it would get very unhappy.

Engines like that are made for revving with minimal load on them. Stick it on a bike and it will rev all day trying to move your ass, and will probably burn up/run out of gas before you make it anywhere.
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Unread postAuthor: Big-mac » Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:40 pm

Da Pneu Kid wrote:Yes! And have carbon monoxide and other toxic fumes blowing on you face! Delicious!


good times.....good times.......good times
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