I’ve had massive help from the community so far and I just need a pointer with this since there are more contradictions the more I read.
Context: 95kg (get down to 75kg twice a year for fight weight), no steep hills, looking to commute for ~ 10 miles a day.
Parts: Motor = (Sk3 6364 190kv) (https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-aerodrive-sk3-6364-190kv-brushless-outrunner-motor.html1) Pulley System = (12mm Enertion) (http://www.enertionboards.com/electric-skateboard-parts/12mm-wide-drive-pulley-kit/1) Battery = (3x 30C 5Ah 3s in series) (https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-5000mah-3s-30c-lipo-pack.html1) VESC = (DIY electric skateboards.com)(https://www.electric-skateboard.builders/t/sale-uk-vesc-motors-mounts-wheels-enclosure-gt2b-wheel-pulley-kits/21191)
- Higher KV motors provide higher speed on the eSK8 calculator and there was a thread by @chaka back in May 2016 claiming that the ideal KV for my 9s (33.3V) battery setup is ~ 257k according to the formula of 8570rpm/33.3V (voltage of batteries according to Hobbyking specs).
I’m looking to change the motor and get a SK3 6374 192KV according to advice I’ve received so far but wonder if I should opt for KV 6364 245KV according to Chaka’s post so that I hit closer to that ideal range and have a higher top speed.
- Will I have enough torque with the 6364 245KV?
- If I don’t have enough torque, can I get away with giving the board a push-start?