The first controls on which to intervene to adapt the driver's seat to XXS size drivers are the pedals. In fact, the opposite happens in general with karting than with normal everyday cars, where you have a fixed pedal and move the seat closer/further away. In fact, moving the seat of a kart also means moving the centre of gravity of the kart (as we will see in the following slides), which is why - if possible - the tendency is not to move it but to bring the controls closer to the seat. In particular, the best solution to significantly reduce the distance between the seat and the standard fitting position of the pedals on the chassis is to install a pedal unit.
Its fastening to the chassis is generally carried out on the lower support of the steering column and, in addition, through a bracket on the side of the brake pedal (which is pressed by the driver with more force than the accelerator) to avoid any rotations or misalignments of the pedal. The pedals have a raised foot support which in this way does not therefore interfere with the normal movement of the steering arms. The fitting position must be arranged so that the child can press the pedals as far as they will go without the slightest difficulty.
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