Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
In this article we will discuss how the twisted belt drive presented will not work, and why. The main issue with this twisted belt drive is first a smoking clutch and secondly, tracking issues. Typically this system is proposed as a solution for driving a go kart with a vertical engine. Though simple and straight forward this article will discuss in detail the issues with the drive system from a mechanical stand point. Other articles concerning this belt drive also discuss differnt issues such as Center of Gravity and overall packaging considerations, this article goes one step further and demonstrates the major design flaws in the drive line layout.