So I was eager to finish my first build, and have everything done, except an enclosure… Here is the Alpha build parts list…
Tacon Bigfoot 110 295kv (Read my torque review further down!!) FVT 120A 6S esc Wiiceiver from justin david Fly venom 6s 5400Mah Battery Custom Motor Mount (Below) Caliber Trucks Orangatang Kegel Gear Ratio 14/36 1/2 inch Risers Quest Deck
I was hoping to have an enclosure done but, I have have tried to print it several times (without success) so I just put everything together and double side taped it, with zip ties for the battery. I know it dosnt look the best but it is functional for now.
My Review This board is amazing, I am over impressed with the battery life, and the throttle smoothing is outstanding. I was riding this in 5 minutes or less The Fly Venom is a great battery and charging it is the easiest thing. I purchased it because of reviews and overall reliability. The Wiiceiver is literally amazing! Everyone on here was complaining about drop outs, and I havnt had one yet (I have rode for over 10 Hours!) Austin is the greatest guy and helped me with a lot!! The FVT esc is great! It hasnt over heated or even got hot for that matter… I am overjoyed with this board, I just wish I had an enclosure to finish it off and make it look like a true eboard. Its killing me!
The Torque Misconception Everyone on here is like get a 210kv or below motor if you are using single drive or want to climb hills. Despite this I went with the 295kv Tacon. I am going to say that no, the board does need a few kicks to get going, but once you do I can honestly say I think it can climb ANY HILL. I live on top of a big hill (small mountain) and this one motor has climbed every hill I have thrown at it… I way about 150lbs and this thing flies up hills. I am not a speed demon and dont exceed 17mph because I dont need to. 17mph is really fast unless you are on a flat smooth road which for me is really never. So if you can find this motor get it! The torque misconception is this. If you have a higher kv motor, and gear it low it can and will climb hills as fast as you need. At first I was like why am I building a board that cant climb hills, when that is what is all around me… But once I rode it, I have no doubt in my mind, if you are under 200ish pounds a low geared high kv motor is the way to go… This motor has more torque than nanny’s van.
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JLabs Open Source Motor Mount I designed this my self and made it my self with out a CNC. I wanted a clamp on mount becasue I wasn’t comfortable welding aluminum. You can change the angle of the motor and adjust belt tension. Here is a picture
JLabs Orangatang Spacers I have designed spacers for the orangatang kegel, that easily allow you to bolt your pulley to. There is one spacer on each side that allows you to easily keep your pulley flush and adjust to pulley ‘length’ from the wheel. I used 60mm M4 bolts and tapped my pulley and used lots of locktite. Here are some pictures (You can also see above)
Well I hope you enjoy!! Let me know what you think! This is over 6 months in the making! JLabs
(PS I also have an enclosure model if anyone is interested)