Reflection, Part I: Assessment of your machine’s performance.
MelonKart’s performance. I think it’d probably be easiest if I divided this into several categories – then we’ll see how MelonKart measured up in each of the these categories.
Categories to judge performance
- Handling (steering)
- Battery usage (Watt consumption)
|50 Meter Drag Race, kart|
Figure 1: Torque/Speed Curve for Turnigy “Melon” Motor
Figure 2: Speed/Power Curve for Turnigy “Melon” Motor
Figure 3: Torque/Power Curve for Turnigy “Melon” Motor
Power: As MelonKart demonstrated in the hill-climb, it packs some serious power. Not extremely energy efficient but eh. It is a giant toy. MelonKart’s purpose is purely amusement. From Charles’ records of the competition:
|Garage Hillclimb, kart|