Hello, I’m looking at building a board that I can use for commuting more than ludicrous speed (hence specialised). Although this is also my first build (hence basic). So I’m wanting to build a board that can get me from A to B in reasonable time and be able to go up some reasonable hills. I’m not really looking to make something that can fling me forward at 40+ mph up vertical walls, more something that travels at say 15mph (maybe 20mph at most) and has reasonable torque to be able to push me up some hills. I’m aware that smaller wheels, and therefore smaller wheel pulleys, will give me more torque but at the same time I also understand that having larger wheels will make bumpier terrain a bit more comfortable/ smooth.
So basically I’m asking, in order to build a board that can get me from one place to another, up some hills, across mildly bumpy terrain:
- What size wheel should be used?
- What motor rating to use?
- What sort of power should I be supplying? Does a higher voltage mean higher speed or higher torque?
Any other advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for your time, MAK