Hi everyone, just wanted to start a thread to document the building process of my crazy 8 wheel design! You may or may not have heard of me toying with this idea on this forum before, but you can see that here.
I have been riding around on my previous eSk8 build (which had an SK3 motor that blew apart after a year of use) which is now an unpowered 8 wheel setup using some mounts I found on eBay. I must say, it helps going over large bumps a ton, even on tiny 70mm wheels!
I plan on using 83mm wheels, and only 2wd, as opposed to 4wd as seen in my other post, since 4wd would be quite expensive, and complex, because it requires 4 wheel pulleys, and a tensioner.
If there is enough interest, I could start selling these mounts for 50mm motors. The beauty is that you can use it on any truck! I have a preliminary design, but am not ready to release it yet, as it will need to go through some stress testing.
Here’s a parts list for what I intend to use:
10S4P Samsung 25r from my previous build 2x Ollin OM5065 200kv 2x VESC 4.12 Custom Enclosures for both the battery & VESCs 36" kicktail deck from skateshred 2x 15/40 15mm pulleys
I just received the motors, and they are beauties!