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Old 01-01-2009, 03:59 PM
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Hi all!

I've got a bit of a strange idea that I wanted to try out to see how feasible it'd be. I've got a one year-old who loves to ride on my quad, but she's obviously not old enough to handle one on her own. So I'd like to get an electric ATV (Probably either http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price%C.../dp/B000EGELYG or http://www.amazon.com/Razor-Electric.../dp/B000EYF7LO), which I'll then attach a car seat to so that she can be all strapped in while I ride her around. :-)

Both of those are 12V units, so I'm hoping I can tap directly into the battery to power the servos. For the steering, I realize that I'll need something a little more powerful than a 1/10 model. I've got a construction buddy who can help me with welding and anything else I'll need to attach the servos to the throttle, brake, and handle bars.

What I can't figure out is everything I'll need to get that going, hardware-wise. If someone could just paste a few links of the parts I'd need, the transmitter/receiver, servo operators, motors, and whatever else, I'd be much obliged. Off the shelf parts would be best, as I'd rather not deal with random junkyard parts that could fail and leave me with a runaway ATV. :-)

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Old 01-01-2009, 04:17 PM
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Here you go.

[link=http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/]ATVs for 1 year olds[/link]
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:41 PM
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Oh, come on. Those things go 5MPH. She's more likely to be injured riding a bike. She's 21 months old and plenty of those electric quads are rated for 18+ months.
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:47 PM
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It'd be pretty easy to control the throttle, but I don't know about steering. Unless you get one with power steering, it's going to probably need like 2 huge servos. I forget what brand they are but they're huge, high performance setrvos...
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I wouldn't go quad, too top heavy and offers her little protection.
But a souped up, LCG, pedal car with a lil roll cage would be cool.
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What's an LCG? I was already thinking about taking off the built-in seat (like the VW buggy guy did).
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ORIGINAL: twfact

Oh, come on. Those things go 5MPH. She's more likely to be injured riding a bike. She's 21 months old and plenty of those electric quads are rated for 18+ months.
My daughter was on her bike was doing small cirles in our coldesac..going les than 5mph...she fell and broke her ankle....

I like a dumb ass thought theres no way you broke your leg your were just doing circles... bearley moving...... I tried to make her stand on her leg...Man did I feel like a butt

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My daughter was on her bike was doing small cirles in our coldesac..going les than 5mph...she fell and broke her ankle....

I like a dumb ass thought theres no way you broke your leg your were just doing circles... bearley moving...... I tried to make her stand on her leg...Man did I feel like a butt
Ouch. Ok, you guys are making me reconsider things. Maybe something like a super-low kart-style frame with an electric, heat-free motor and six point seat belts? I live in the middle of nowhere with tons of open fields around and just want to make something fun.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:23 PM
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Try an electric barbie buggy/jeep... 5 mph max or the trail rider 3.5 mph max




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watch [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8KcDSqyRuM]this[/link], what he did was relativly simple, replaced the motors with Hobby grade Rc motors and ESC's for throttle control and mounted a servo under the chassis to control the steering. I'd recomend doing something similar...
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And here is another!

I seriously doubt you want yoru child to ride this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bLp0sQgmas&NR=1
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Large scale servo solution from a friend of mine.

His buggy. http://www.fieroaddiction.com/buggy.html

Servo how to http://www.fieroaddiction.com/servo.html

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