For the longest time, I’ve wanted a small waterproofed board that’s portable, something that is both practical and functional. But the problem I’ve always encountered was the unreliability of belt drive when its wet, so I waited, started collecting parts in hopes that one day, I’ll be able to build this portable board.
First I wanted my board to stand out, so I decided to spray it in silver paint.
Special shoutout to @Mikeomania12 who helped me drill those holes for the enclosure.
Then I proceeded to mount the Kaly Drive, trucks and Trampa’s 6.5 inch tires onto the deck using @okp 35 degree adaptive risers. Getting the correct bolt length was a b*tch, I had to visit HD several times to get everything fitted. I also got my hands on an extra set of Kaly trucks and @Nowind Bull Bars from @Darklinks.
Next is probably the most crucial part: waterproofing the electronics and enclosures. For the enclosure, I wanted to make sure no droplets was going to get inside “accidently.” But water tends to find a way and I was sure the rubber gasket provided by @Eboosted would not be sufficient so i opted to get my own adhesive strips and silicone.
God bless silicone because I silicone the sh*t out of that enclosure. I put, in order (on the sides): silicone, strips, silicone, strips again and finally, silicone. Did I mention I used silicone as adhesive for the strips because I don’t trust the adhesive tape that comes with it? To make sure all these layers of protection is sufficient in waterproofing I even ran water on the sides to see if there’s any gap that i need to silicone to close the holes. This process alone took 3 days.
Our plan in waterproofing the pack was to wrap it in shrink wrap and hotglued the gaps. I will leave nothing to chance so I decided to seal even the BMS. Did i mention I am super paranoid about waterproofing everything? Because I also waterproofed my receivers and Metr bluetooth modules too.
And when the waterproofing was completed, I put everything together and sealed that baby up. The results are beautiful, it really is one of my proudest work:
Here are the parts list:
Jet Spud 29" - @JLabs Kaly Direct Gear Drive and Kaly Trucks - @Kaly Spud DS Enclosure - @Eboosted 35 Degree Adaptive Risers - @okp Bull Bars - @Nowind Trampa wheels and mounting plates - @trampa 6355 192 KV motors - Maytech