I am looking to start a build, inspired by al you guys. I’m pretty broke right now, so I would like it to start around $350ish and leave room for a future upgrade. Possibly starting with half battery power and doubling it later or adding a second motor? I want to not skimp out on the base parts that are needed in a higher quality build but im definitely willing to sacrifice some elements.
Deck: I have an old longboard thats 1080mm, with 230 mm wide trucks, using those would save me nearly $100, so thats a start, would the rest of this build work with those specs?
Something like this, but I would get half the amount now and could I later add more for more power / range? Im not experienced much in batteries definitely open to suggestions, I would like to keep it cheap now and later on upgrade it? I am willing to solder them together if it reduces cost.
Pacific northwest, wet, which is an issue. Relatively flat, no crazy hills, so I can sacrifice some torque for speed. I am also not above giving a few pushes to start off, especially if i plan on upgrading to another motor later which would give more torque.
Board is for minor transportation / pleasure. Nothing more then a few miles, and I know if I keep it cheap ill be lucky to get that.
Use the old longboard
Get Paris clones from dicky
used Vesc from forum members here
full drive train + motor from dicky. Wheels from dicky (have not tested them, I just say this cause it’s better to get everything from 1 place)
batteries: Probably 10s lipos (wait for hobbyking sale) to be on the safe side. I mean 12 is cool and definitely fun but… I heard it can be unreliable especially with a cheap Vesc.
and I think that was it
make sure to order all the small things on Ali, very cheap but the shipping times are crazy…
Basically, I thought a drive train wasnt needed to be ordered on its own, thought it was included in some of the orders above, just asking do I need to order a single drive train by itself? Sorry for confusion ahah