8256 Go-Kart was released in 2009, contains 144 pieces, and sports front wheel steering, and a rear-mounted 1-cylinder engine driven by the rear wheels, just like a real Go-Kart.
It was 15$ on release, and I paid about 20$ for it with box.
There aren't that many lime-green Technic sets, and this is the smallest one to get if you want one.
A total of 8 lime green parts are present in this little go-kart.
I thought the lime panels were unique to this set, but they also show up in the 8291 Dirt Bike from the previous year. At least this is the only set to include Soft Axle 7 in PLG.
The wheels are 30,4 x 14s, and this is the only time these are seen in the Technic line.
Well, on with the build..
Starting with the rear axle, with has a 16T gear on it.
A "Pin Connector Perpendicular 3L with 4 Pins" is used to connect the cylinder to the base. It's my first time seeing that this is done.
The engine crankshaft is placed in the usual manner.
Another 16T gear is attached to it, giving a final drive ratio of 1 : 1. The usual drive ratio for go-karts are 3:1, but, that would make this engine run slower. Correct at will, VFracingteam.
The seats are next, made of liftarms, as usual.
On the right side, a silver flex axle is used to simulate a curved shape.
The whole thing is placed on the chassis:
The steering wheel is made in an unusual manner, first the wheel itself is place on some thin liftarms.
Then some liftarms in the front:
And the back:
The steering hubs:
Lastly, the front is tilted towards the rear, and attached by some thin 2L liftarms.
Now some silver flex axles finishes the hood.
Front bumper in place, along with some panels on the sides.
Rear exhaust pipe:
Finished! Now all that's left is the wheels...
This go-cart will do a lot of spinning in the future.
A comparison between the other Technic go-karts; 8815, 8832, 1972 and 8225
Ready to race:
Along with the grandfather, 854:
I think this is the best looking Technic Go-Kart yet. The wheels help alot, along with the panels. This is the only one to have them. It's also the only one with a studless design. I don't know why I waited so long to get this set. Thanks for watching/viewing pics . Feel free to ask any questions about this set.
Big pics @ BrickShelf
Edited by Lost_In_Noise, 25 September 2012 - 06:08 AM.