Awesome build! What deck is that? Did you make it from scratch? I saw that you said it was a mod? Also, did you make those motor covers? Or if you bought them, do you know where so I could grab some?
That’s seriously tempting fate
Owen, here is a link to this deck
It is 40’’ by 10’’ and not designed for mtn board. Because I had to make my own oversized big wedges (which created a bigger lever, which in turn applied extra torque on the deck during turns) for the mtn trucks, I fiberglassed top and bottom of the deck to make it more sturdy.
Motor covers came with the motors and trucks in a kit. I have removed them because dirt and small rocks would just get trapped between the motor and motor cover. Here us the link to the truck kit. I recommend using different motors though ( the ones that are on the kit are 200 kv. 170kv is more appropriate in my case)
Thanks for providing all the links and answering my questions!
I really liked the shape of the deck so that’s why I asked, my build isn’t going to be a MTB so that shouldn’t be a problem with the riser pads and torque on the board.
I only ask about the motor covers because I don’t want pebbles to get into my motors during day to day use as i’m using 260KV SK8 motors dual drive and they have big holes in for air circulation.
But I love your build and can’t wait to see more,.
I don’t know much about spot welding but that looks like a really nice way to do it, the automatic motion of the welding prong thingies sure is cool
Imma butt into this
Spot welding 18650 cells is so fast and not hot compared to soldering (so you don’t damage the cells) but the machines are so expensiiiiive…
I haven’t built a single pack, but I’ve found someone whos quality I’m very happy with considering my last two packs before that werent quite to my standards
I know it’s the spirit of diy to tell others to forge on and try it themselves but I have no interest learning it or having the chance to blow myself up (hyperbole, calm down…)
I know the cost benefit too, but I enjoy supporting others
Thanks Owen. Much appreciate your feedback!
First pack I build I tried soldering. Do not SOLDER. I destroyed about 30 18650s.
At least you learned from it and and progressed using a different method, good on you
I got mine for $80ish on amazon. It’s sunko. Used it a bunch. Works well.
Wow really? I’ll look into it. Thankyou!
This is not the same one as mine, but the most frugal option I could find. Ebay n Alli may have a better deal.