Hey guys, long time lurker, just recently became active as I started piecing together parts for my first DIY electric longboard. I work about 4 miles from the last Metro train stop so I needed something that could get me that last extra miles without needing to take the bus. I know this is how the Boosted board is advertised as doing but I wanted to go the DIY route. I’ve been into RC for decades now. Flying planes, then moving over to helis, and lastly multirotors and FPV. Lipo/Lion technology, Brushless motor specs and gearing ratios, ESC… none of this is new to me and was very easy to adapt what I already know. Anyways…enough of the boring stuff, now on to the build.
Because this was a first build, I wanted to build something simple but still use quality parts. I also wanted to go with Lipos because I already have the chargers and dont have access to a spot welder (yet). The torque on the 6374 is scary and the board is a blast to ride. Best I’ve done is about 10 miles with a mix of hard throttle and light cruising on mostly flats. The hardest part of this build was the enclosure. I spent the most time on this build planning on making a 3D printed enclosure. Then ditched that idea and looked into ABS forming. That was a mess…but in the end I settled on getting something custom made which was the best idea ever. Shameless plug but, @psychotiller was great to work with and he made me exactly what I needed.
Here’s a breakdown of what I used:
40" X 9.5" BAMBOO DROP THROUGH BLANK DECK Caliber II Longboard Trucks - Satin Purple 50 EVOLVE GT STREET WHEELS BLACK (83MM, 76A) 6374 190KV [FOCBOX] (http://www.enertionboards.com/electric-skateboard-parts/vesc-x-programmable-brushless-motor-controller/) (FOC mode) @korryh motor mount @Idea Flywheel 36T pulley (15t motor pulley) (15mm belt) 2 x 5000mah 5S (10S) @psychotiller Custom enclosure XT90 Anti-spark Loopkey GT2B in 3D printed Enclosure Metr app with Bluetooth