Hello esk8 builders! This is my first post of Esk8 builds.
This is my first build. I am only 60kg so decided to build a single motor with 12mm belt.
I didn’t want to spend too much money on my first build, so have set my budget limit to $600AUD (which is around $470 in US dollars)
Specs / Part used (Price tag without shipping fee):
Koston 40inch Drop-down longboard complete set : http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ZERO-Koston-Pro-Longboard-dropdeck-skateboard-abec7-Downhill-Slider-bitchen/291572295216?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (AUD$90 after 10% off voucher)
5065 270kv motor with 12T/36T Pulley Drive gear & Motor mount set : https://www.banggood.com/DIY-Electric-Scooter-Skateboard-Parts-Belt-Pulleys-Motor-Mount-For-839097MM-Wheels-p-1170461.html?rmmds=myorder (AUD$87 after 15% off Auto-mobile part voucher)
ABEC11/ Evolve 107mm flywheel : (AUD$240)
2 x Zippy Flightmax 3S 8000mAh : (AUD$78)
Psycho Shock Absorbing Riser 1/4" : https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PSYCHO-SHOCK-RISER-1-4-SET-OF-2-PADS-NEW-BLACK/222431952510?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (AU$8)
FVT 120A ESC 2-6S : https://www.banggood.com/FVT-CBWI120A-ESC-Brushless-Speed-Controller-For-110-and-18Series-RC-Cars-Skateboard-ESC-p-985970.html?rmmds=myorder (AU$60.52 after BGAFF7 voucher)
Battery % indicator (AU$5)
Mini 2.4Ghz Remote Controller / Receiver set for Esk8 Longboard : https://www.banggood.com/2_4Ghz-Mini-Wireless-Remote-Controller-Receiver-Electric-Skateboard-Longboard-p-1179725.html (AU$35.72 after 20% off voucher)
Total AU$604.24 (approx $472 in US Dollars)
There’s no skipping belt issue when I brake it hard but it doesn’t like to climb a steep hill.
Top speed (weighted) : 35.1km/h
Range : approx 11.2miles (18.02km)
I am pretty happy with the build at the moment. Custom CNCed Enclosure (made with fiberglass and carbon fiber) got scratched due to low ground clearance with 80mm wheels that came with the longboard but seems like there’s enough clearance with Evolve 107mm wheels. Maybe I should upgrade the motor to 6374 in near future because there are a lot of steep hills in my area (Melbourne S.E.). Do you think upgrading motor from 5065 to 6374 will make a huge difference? Let me know your thoughts.