Some of you will remember the monster MTB I found a few months ago:
As promised, I have been slowly working on turning the ugly monster into, well, this:
I wound up using only the wheels from the turfboard, but they kind of reminded me of the bigfoot truck from the movie, hence the name and theme.
As you can see, one swing-arm on each end has a crude but sturdy motor mount I made from bent steel sheets I got from the scrap bin at work. I should even have space for idlers if I use 60-66 toothed pulleys.
The wheels have four bolts so I had to print adaptors from nylon to attach the pulleys:
Since the truck bases are hollow I can use them to hold the vescs, maybe even turn them into giant heat-sinks:
There is still a lot to do- motors and vescs arrived today, but I’m still waiting for the pulleys and a bunch of other stuff. I’m also debating drilling another set of holes to bring the trucks closer together. Even with the jetspud, right now the wheelbase is about 44 inches.
To be continued! P.S. If anyone finds a good stl file of the Doof-warrior, please hook me up! I so want to put him on the front of this but the only file I could find costs $120 to download!