Hello eSK8’ers, my name is Jason but most call me Jay. Jaybird is a nickname I was given years ago due to my inebriated inclination to climb up on things and perch.
I make a living doing renovation/handyman work in Toronto. As of a few years ago, my electrical competence was limited to matching the wire colours on a car stereo install, testing voltage, etc. Basic stuff. This is also partly the reason my first 3 wheel board build was with an off the shelf hub motor kit.
My understanding has grown, but I still have a brain spasm trying to follow some of the technical commentary here and on endless sphere. My thanks to anyone that contributes to these open source information resources. Invaluable
-I don’t want a “last mile” commuter, I want an “all the miles” commuter.
-I want something that is stable at continuous high speeds and can cut from road to grass to gravel trail without protest or superman face plants.
-1hr hard carving ride time. Most days I have to drive to work with tools, so this is for fun after work or the odd commute if my tools are onsite already.
-Powerful enough that I can swap a smaller sprocket to get up around 40mph, throw on my downhill mountain bike armor and try and get onto a gokart track for some racing.
-Experiment-have fun-go faster.
Board- Custom, 9 layer Canadian maple with a RockitLam veneer base. Vacuum bagged myself with a kit from Roarockit. I will burn a design or image into the top veneer and then coat with west system epoxy or boat spar varnish. The battery and VESC will be underneath. Battery casing, undecided.
Front truck/wheels- Older MBS Matrix Lite mountain board truck with modified spring position. I moved them inboard about 3/4" iirc. Leans deeper now than the Trampas on the other build. 9x3.5-4 tires on Trampa Primo hubs with Abec 5’s.
Rear wheel- 90/65-6.5 tubeless mini moto (68t or 47t sprocket)
Motor- Single 80mm 70kv sensored from chinese distributor. 5kw max, 70v max, 85 amps cont., 8mm shaft. (12t or 16t)
Controller/Battery/Transmitter I have not ordered these yet. I have been emailing with Jeremiah from Ollin Board Co. regarding a VESC with heat sink, a custom 12s5p pack and a Badwolf V2.
Mounts - motor and wheel- Started out as 3x3 1/4" steel window lintel. I don’t have a machine shop, so a workmate in the back alley with an angle grinder, drills, belt sander and files does the job for now.
Now some pics-
Original design sketch
More to come