Electric sledding is becoming increasingly popular in Norway as people look for new and exciting ways to enjoy the winter weather. Justin, also known as Garage Avenger, has taken it upon himself to revitalize the activity by equipping a sled with powerful electric turbines. His idea was to create a sled that could quickly push passengers around the ice, making it an attractive option for those who want to experience the thrill of sledding without the traditional fuel-burning jet engines.
The sled that Justin chose for his project was designed for child-sized passengers, so he replaced the fuel-burning jet engines with electric motors that can spin their turbine blades at an impressive 80,000 rpm. To begin with, Justin had to refurbish the antique sled, removing rust from the runners and reconditioning the wood. With a sturdy base ready to go, he added 3D printed cowlings for the turbines, a thumb throttle on the upgraded handlebars, and a big battery with an Arduino to bring everything together.
Once everything was assembled and ready, Justin tested out his creation on a skating pond. The powerful sled easily got its passengers up to speeds of 20-30 kph depending on passenger weight and size. It was such a hit that everyone who tried it couldn’t get enough of it! There are plenty of other ways to spruce up old sleds too, like adding suspension for rocketing down unplowed roads.
Overall, electric sledding is becoming an increasingly popular pastime in Norway thanks to innovations like this one by Justin. It offers a unique way to experience the thrill of winter weather while being environmentally conscious at the same time.