4wd awd plus two drive

Starting this thread to document a build im planning which is 4wd or awd and have components that can also become a two drive.

Probably wont get to it in two months or so but im hoping that for my bday my wife will spare the cash and thus allow me to buy all these expensive components.

Im thinking to get a deck aeound these dimensions:

27 x 9 x 3.25 a bit too big I think 25 x 8.5 x 3.5 pretty nice 23 x 8 x 3.25 also pretty nice

Thats the length between the trucks, width and height wheels to deck. Inches.

Im aiming for 12s5 or 6 p with p42. Im thinking need to be double stacked so it the battery pack would measure 14cm wide by aprox 37cm long and 4cm height. That should be around 900 to 1100 wh energy.

Then 4 motors thinking flypskys 6374 or 6384 or even 6355 however not sure how much power ill need.

Ive gone 21km per hr pretty comfortably but id like the offroad a lot and crave power. Doing trails and such going up grass hills and dirt roads.

Not sure if 6355 would be enough for that so id rather get 6374 or more just to be on the safe side. Id rather have more and power it down with the vesc if needed than not have enough and run hot.

Also im pretty new to skateboarding but have a good feeling ill be doing it for a while. Like surfing and snowboarding too so boards generally.

As for wheels 150mm at pneumatic and 120m for road the cloudwheels look nice. The latter would be for the 2d option.

Id have 4 vesc 4.2 flipskys through can bus. Then i can take two out and make 2d for roads or make another build down the road.

Thinking this could be the optimal catch all build as would allow me to venture into all types of scenarios.

Im wondering if 12 inch trucks or more would be better. Not a fan of huge builds. I want something minimalistic that appears to minimize space. Optimal space use but if there is functional then i can compromise.

Apologies for the bad grammar and such. Lately ive been kind of not caring about stuff that drags on time. Also typing on a phone not the easiest and stressless way to type.

I guess thats it for now. Any tips or ideas welcome.

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I would go AWD boardnamics.com m1 gear drives with 6355 motors, 220 hangers fit 6" wheels good.

12S5P will be nice but for AWD you might want more.

At 30 k/wh and 12S5P of 900wh I get 30km range, or 18.75 miles. Every 1p is about 180wh more. So I could get +6km each 1p more. 3.75miles more.

Wish I could up the S’s but the flipskys max out at 60v, so it would be cutting it close. Or get a more expensive vesc but idk I’m kind of a cheap bastard.

I am building the battery and enclosure. One of my main motivations is also to learn how to do all of these things which can then transfer into other hobbies down the line. Also justifies getting a lot of new tools.

That gear drive is sick, but I am hesitant to get something that cannot adapt to other things, and fixed at a gear ratio. With a belt I can change the pulleys easily and belt length. However, I do like that efficiency gain with awd it would be nice, but I can get a bigger battery to make up for the belt drive.

Thanks for the tip on the hanger, had been wondering on that one.

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I’d definitely recommend upgrading those flpskys to BKB zenith escs. On any board as powerful as this one you want to have reliable components

Problem is 2x cost

Or 1x less the cost of replacing the Flipsky escs after one moth riding

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or Zeniths fail and 8x cost… does the Zenith come with warranty? Maybe I can get a 1yr warranty with the Flipsky’s, plus it’ll be 4 so if one fails replacing will be $50

Yeah that doesn’t make a sense thou. They are so cheap, if they break, better just buy a new one.

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a guy on yt made a 4wd hub board and added a switch for 2wd, but i dont see why you would turn em off

Less battery consumption? but keeping the drive in the front kind of defeats the purpose with drag

Someone was working on a freewheeling front wheel belt drive on the good forum so look for that.