My goal with this build was to create something with decent speed, range, and acceleration that was also compact enough to easily carry around by the front truck, mainly for getting around on a college campus. As a secondary goal, I wanted to make the batteries <160wh and removable, to open up the possibility of bringing the board on an airplane.
- 32 inch Arbor Zeppelin deck
- Caliber 50 trucks
- MBS 100mm all-terrain wheels
- Torque Boards motor mount kit
- Dual 6354 190KV 2450W Flipsky motors
- Enertion FOCBOX Unity dual VESC
- 2X HRB 6S 6.0Ah LiPo battery in series
- Tactical pouch mounting bag
- Custom 3D printed enclosure for ESC
- Upgraded all connectors to XT90
- ESC enclosure and battery bag mounted straight through board with 1" stainless bolts and nylock nuts
To mount the battery bag, I cut two rectangles out of thin steel, one to serve as a mounting plate on the board side, and the other to protect the battery on the ground side. I 3D printed a plate of the same size, which i then pressed the nuts into. To mount the bag, I shortened four bolts (so they wouldn’t poke through to the batteries) and drilled through the board and board-side plate to bolt into the printed nut-plate within the bag.
Hooked everything up, connected my GT2B remote with Mastercho 3D printed case, and took it for a ride. Trucks are pretty tight to avoid wheelbite, but I think I could go bit looser without any issues. Got about 10 miles or range ending on ~25% battery, which is pretty much empty for LiPo batteries. The board is nice and stable at 25mph+ considering how short it is.