Volt running for Emerald Coast Electrathon 2014
24 Volt System: This system was chosen
because Volt's batteries are 24 volts. The 24 volt
batteries are very efficient, under
the weight limit, and the correct size for the vehicle.
The batteries that Volt uses are manufactured by
Powersonic. The batteries were originally Speed Racer's,
but were tranferred to Volt due to the perfect match.
Scott Motor: The
motor of choice for this vehicle is the Hot Scott motor.
It has 1.6 horsepower and uses direct current. The model
is 4BC2770, it weighs 40 pounds and and has a maximum
speed of 2800 RPM. (Kevin W)
Disk Brakes: The rim of
the wheel was broken off and the disc brake rotor is
bend/loosen(mallualbe). Broke on the right side of the
driver. switch brakes on both side of vehicles to be
symetrical. similar to speed racer
easy access to the driver, Volt uses a lever controlled
brake. Volt uses disk brakes instead of drum brakes
because drum brakes are not supposed to be used to stop