Here’s a quick writeup of my latest build, I didn’t plan on this board being a street setup at all when I first started. But then when I realized since I’m using regular mounts on caliber trucks…I figured that I could swap from pneumatic to urethane by simply swapping wheels/pulleys and belts. If you get the belt tension JUST RIGHT, you can do the AT-street swap in 2-3 minutes with only a skate tool, no adjustment in belt tension is needed.
As per usual with all my builds, no BMS, using dual VGA ports to charge as 6S, then discharge at 12S. Normally I would use an XT90S as a series connector and on/off switch, but I’m sick of XT90S…they work great, but ascetically it’s terrible. I have to give all credit to @Deckoz for giving me the springboard to make a mechanical anti-spark “switch” with an AS150 connector. Should be as reliable as XT90S, but doesn’t look half as bad. I ABS glue the switch housing and VGA into the enclosure.
Also, of special mention on the battery build…I had some large brass strip rolls laying around, and I thought…hmm, wonder if I can spot weld that! Got a test piece of nickel and brass, gave it a shot, and it worked surprisingly well. I tried to rip the strip off with pliers and it was tough, tore the nickel before the welds broke. So let it be known, the Sunkko 788H is capable of welding .012" thickness brass. The battery can also flex with the deck and enclosure.
I was skeptical about the enclosure at first…the deck has some decent flex to it, not crazy, but far from rigid. I figured there was no way I could get away with a long, slim, ABS enclosure because of the flex. I experimented by fixing a spare enclosure to a piece of plywood about board sized, and jumped on it. It didn’t crack or even creak when flexed modestly so I figured I’d try for a slim, flat enclosure/battery even though the deck had flex. It worked out good though, the enclosure took out maybe 1/3 of the flex the deck did have, but it still flexes enough to improve the ride. I’ve tested jumping on the center @ 200 lbs with no issue. 4" of groud clearance too!
Other General Info: 40x9.5" 8 ply maple deck w/ W concave 218mm Torque boards trucks All aluminum Enertion motor mounts 40/15T for 100 mm MBS wheels 60/15T for 6x2 AT wheels Torque boards 6355 190KV FOCBOX running BLDC hybrid w/ Ack 2.54 watt control Nano-X controller HM-10 module 12s5p single layer 30Q battery 50A bolt on fuse 3d printed wheels thanks to @Maxid Riptide Krank bushings/ Zealous bearings 22x7.5"x1.25" ABS enclosure
I’ve only done about 5 charge/discharges on it, but it looks like range is about 20-25 miles with AT wheels, and about 40 miles with street wheels. I’m going to post a riding video as soon as I can.
Thanks for reading!