-VESC-X -Enertion 190kv Motor -Traxxas TQi receiver/transmitter -2 * 4s 5000mah 25c lipo
This christmas I decided to build my own electric skateboard even though it may cost me a little more than a prebuilt version. I love my build so far but I am having a few issues that I would love to get worked out. By the way, I know some of this build is a bit redneck but I was looking for short term solution. Sorry if this gets a little long, I’m just trying to explain as much as possible.
I started out by buying the VESCX and the larger enertion motor. All my parts arrived right on christmas time except for the vescx. I decided to look into a replacement esc from a hobby store nearby so I bought a castle creations helicopter esc. This worked power wise, but the customization was terrible with castle link and it calibrated with my remote weird because it was a helicopter esc.
I tried to cancel my vescx order but they ended up sending it out anyways. I’m glad they did because I would very much recommend the vescx, and it is perfect for me. The problem I am encountering is with power/torque. When I fully charge my two 4s batteries (so 8s in series) the board runs perfect and has great torque/speed. But after the batteries reach 95% capacity, the board loses torque and top speed. It’s still rideable but very slow and takes a while to speed up.
I’m guessing I have to get two larger batteries which will probably be what i’ll end up doing. If anyone has any other ideas, that’d be awesome.
(I’m also confused because I had an old remote from an RC car I used to race, so I decided to use that for the time being before I get another receiver. Not sure if anyone knows much about it but its a Traxxas TQi. When I put the pins into any of the channels in the receiever, it still only operates the motor from the steering input. Channel two is supposed to be the throttle trigger. Very confused.)
Any help is appreciated, Dylan