Hello everyone, this will be my first topic here and as expected its asking for help. I am quite new to building electric longboards, but as I am from Toronto its a great way to get around. Unfortunately the roads in my area are terrible and urethane just wont cut it, no matter how thick. I was considering doing a eMTB build but saw videos of people riding their onewheels in snow!
After doing some research I came across this ‘little guy’
For those who don’t wish to open the link here are some photos:
This super wide hub motor comes in a variety of power outputs (250W, 350W, 500W, 600W) and voltages (24V, 36V, 48V, 60V)
My plan is to strap it as the back wheel on a longboard with the front two being trampa 9 inch wheels, or something similar. The best part would be when the snow hits as Id love to attach snowmobile like skis for some real fun!
Here is a rough 3d model I made:
I really want to use the 600W version of the motor but want to know a few things;
Does it need a disc brake? Or is breaking something that is handled by a VESC.
Which VESC should I purchase, flipsky or focbox?
What do I use to power this? Whats the best BMS, and should I go with Samsung 30Q or other cells in a specific configuration or Lipo packs?
Any and all advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you!