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I would highly recommend you buy This Kit if you don't have it already. It's useful not only in this project but almost all other things you build and it can save you from a lot of pain. I bought a kit like this and I have used it in almost every project I have made.
If you are into RC like me, I would also recommend these rechargeable batteries. It's great because whenever your controller runs out of battery you can just recharge them with a USB port. That means you can charge them from a computer, from a car or simply a regular wall adapter for phones. Much more convenient than going to the store to purchase new batteries and also more environmentally friendly.
UPDATE: No Need for Lego Wheels Anymore!
There is now the option for 3D printed wheel, in case you don't have the lego tires that I used. To use this wheel, the only thing you need to do is to print out the wheel and wrap the outside with tape for better grip. Alternativly, you could refrain from putting on the tape and use the slippery plastic as a drift wheel. Like a reverse Drift Trike.
Race through the streets with this brushless three-wheeler and feel the adrenaline. Built using affordable electronics and common assembly parts to achieve high speeds with great agility.
The Goal of This Project
The goal of this project was to build a vehicle that could reach a speed of 100 KM/H (60 MPH). Unfortunately, I have not been able to test the maximum speed of this three-wheeler so I don't know if it can handle that speed or not. The motor is definitely powerful enough to push it that fast but the steering gets very sensitive at higher speeds. So even the slighest error could cause the vehicle to flip over, stopping it from accelerating further.
With this said, I believe this three-wheeler should be able to reach 40 KM/H eventhough it might not reach 100 KM/H.
The design of this vehicle is adapted to fit a small battery and reciever in the center. On the outer portions of the chassis however, the design is modular. This means different methods of steering can be attached to the front with bolts and the ride height of the vehicle can be adjusted. Also the length of the back arm can vary in order to vary the turning radius and stability at higher speeds.
Made by Oliver Midbrink