Golf cart modding for R/C

After making a few units for the new Discovery t.v. show called Weaponizers, [Jeremy] decided to release this video showing how to modify a golf cart for radio control. The radio and controller are basic off the shelf R/C gear, running some linear actuators.
[thanks Divide]

Comments

  1. Troy says:

    Awesome use of linear actuators.. these guys are great.

  2. Addictronics says:

    So really it isn’t modding, just an addon. No?

  3. Addictronics says:

    ^ whoops left out that this is a super neat video and I can’t wait to catch the show. Didn’t intend to sound negative. Love to see more

  4. grovenstien says:

    Can you remember when you were young and you kept bashing your shins and everyone elses with a little tamiya R/C car?!

    Well with this, i think you could really smash some shins, and knees!

    Awsome ive always wanted a big R/C car preferable the real lunchbox and a big stadium! Please jim can you fix it for me?

  5. sky says:

    If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 mph, you’re gonna see some serious shit.

  6. f1r5t p05t

  7. TJHooker says:

    really cool, and practical if you live off of wealthy parents. Do a price check on linear actuators. it’s more realistic to use stepper motors and pulleys with those prices.

  8. MIchael says:

    Anyone know a cheap place to get linear actuators? I had a hard time finding them in the past and when I did they were wildly expensive.

  9. decemberdoom says:

    Would be great to let someone ride in that, then hide behind a bush and whip out the remote. Their expressions would be priceless…

  10. roshamboe says:

    wow 9 posts and nobody commented on how trippy that guys hair is? what has our world become?

  11. strider_mt2k says:

    I LOVE this stuff.

    I keep threatening to bring my ROV out of mothballs, and seeing stuff like this makes me want to even more.

  12. strider_mt2k says:

    Build a weather station on this and rig it to live on the golf course and relay…stuff.

  13. aMediumPace says:

    LMAO @ sky

    Thanks for the good laugh dude.

  14. Niklas says:

    What was the name of the motor controller he mentioned?

  15. 8Way says:

    motor controller is http://www.roboteq.com He’s using one of the lower end controllers, not sure which one.

    tjhooker, michael: linear actuators are approx $100 on ebay. search for “linear actuator potentiometer”

    Great job Jeremy! Pretty good film production too…

  16. Jeremy C says:

    Nice mod. I like the comment “just about anybody could do this”. I agree, seems to me like everyone should understand this type of stuff, but somehow we (engineers and other tech people) are the weird ones.

  17. Haku says:

    The video would have to be fecking quicktime! Use YouTube or something that doesn’t require a 3ghz machine to bloody play! Apple really gets up my nose.

  18. barry99705 says:

    @Haku

    We wanted to actually see the video, not some pixelated crap on gootube.

  19. Haku says:

    That’s why they introduced the HQ option.

  20. Marc says:

    I love how the linear actuator for the steering buckles under stress, well built I say. Also, nice hair.

  21. Hitek146 says:

    Yea, I just watched the Tobias lockpicking vids smooth as silk, but this video plays at about 1 frame per 15 seconds, even after I let it fully cache, on a 2.4GHz machine. Quicktime sucks…

  22. spacematters says:

    Sorry guys that’s not ready for prime time. I’ll let you know when it’s properly released!

  23. kaiswil2 says:

    Well i was too late.

    “Sorry, this video has been removed from blip.tv by its owner.”

  24. manipulated says:

    I guess he was asked politely by the DoD ,
    LoL

  25. ridefst says:

    For everyone that commented on the high cost of linear actuators, check out old (the big ones) satallite dish mounts.
    They used 12v linear actuators to move, and are often available cheap/free.

  26. Ray Headrick says:

    no kidding, if u wanna save 10 strokes at a minimum, putt your brains out, all the time. drive for show putt for dough. if u are shootin 139, then u probably have close to 45 55 putts, get it down to about 35, and u will knock off 10 to 20 that way. hope this helps

  27. That’s got to be one of the best mods I’ve seen for a golf cart. You could have some fun with some unsuspecting golfers.

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