I’m a current college student at UC Berkeley, and I’ve used my trusty skateboard to get around the hilly campus since August. But I want to turn my skateboard into an epic hill-eating machine over the summer. Of course, I’d prefer doing it the cheapest way possible, but I’m not afraid of spending a little more money in order to improve the quality of the build or the performance of the board. I’m hoping to get the board to around 40 km/h, and I’ve read a lot of threads on this website and watched a lot of videos online about how to do this.
Basically, I’m posting because I’m a first-time builder, and I want to make sure I’m building my board correctly (I’m not sure that the configuration I’m thinking of will kill the batteries if I push the board too hard, whether I’m missing any components, etc.). I’m wondering if someone could tell me if I’m headed in the right direction if I want to make my electric skateboard go 45 kmh.
- Enertion 190kv 72mm body length motor ($160)
- Enertion single motor mount ($50)
- Enertion controller ($100)
- Enertion Vesc ($100)
- Enertion 12 mm pulley system (one belt, one 15-tooth & one 36-tooth pulley) ($37)
- Skate package off Amazon (trucks, 83mm wheels and bearings) ($42)
- ZIPPY Flightmax 5000mAh 3S1P 30C battery (x4) (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=16705) ($138)
- IMAX B6 DC Charger 5A 50W charger ($16) (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_76461__IMAX_B6_DC_Charger_5A_50W_Copy.html)
I’ve chosen a lot of parts from Enertion because I figured they’d fit together much better than any wheels/pulleys I could make by myself, and the motor was the only one of its kind that I could find online that wasn’t backordered (unlike the SK3 245kv ones that are so often recommended).
My biggest concern is how the four batteries I’ll buy will interact with the motor and vesc, and how I’d be able to easily charge all four of them with the charger (if it’s even the correct charger for the batteries I’m thinking of).
Please let me know if you think I’m headed in the right direction with this build, because I’d love to make it the best electric skateboard possible! So far, I’m about $680 deep after shipping and sales taxes, and it’d be great not to get too much more expensive.
Can’t wait to make this thing SHRED!
Thanks very much,