Doing my first DIY build, and would hugely appreciate any advice! My plan is as follows:
- Low ride height board that can smoothly go over poorly paved road surfaces
- 30km range, top speed 45+ kmph (I weigh just under 70kg)
(Want a low ride height, and don’t want motors sticking out the back, hence a hub build)
Planned Item List So Far
Original Skateboards 41 Inch Drop Deck (Already owned, so can’t change this)
DIY eBoard Airless 105mm Tires
Enertion Focbox ESCs + Nano-X Hand Controller
Batteries - Probably lipos for weight / compactness reasons?
89a Blood orange bushings
- Will the hub and ESCs stated be compatible?
- Does anyone have any suggested Lipos I should be using to achieve the aforementioned speed / range requirements?
- Any recommended BMS / switches / anti spark plugs / other components needed to connect the lipos to the esc?
- Anything else I should consider?
Apologies for the noob questions, and thanks in advance!
They can be run together however the connectors may need to be changed
10 or 12s would be recommended. A 5-7ah battery which is 12s should suit your needs.
Bestech BMS are pretty standard around here. Just search around
I highly recommend not bypassing the BMS and getting one with a built in switch or else you will need a loop key.
Amazing, thanks for the quick response!
I wouldn’t buy anything from diyeboards
The other alternative was, I was thinking of waiting for the Torqueboards / some other direct drive motor to come out hmm…
@torqueboards will be producing their own Direct drives if you’re not in a big hurry to get riding they would be a good choice
Those would be perfect yes! If by some miracle they get released by xmas, I’d be all over that
Yeah for sure those would be ideal. I’m certain once they are out it wouldn’t be difficult to order from them. As for the timeline I think they were working out the last few kinks before doing real world tests before making them available. No idea when exactly but I’m hopeful for December as well
For low ride height and comfort, Storm Esk8 wheels with Kegel cores are unmatched. Very comfortable esp for rigid decks. But, comfort comes with a cost, lower range. It means you need a big battery. I’d consider topmounting a big battery and drop mounting these wheels with a direct drive compatible with Kegel core.