So I am interested in building an electric skateboard for getting around my town and going for some joy rides through a marina. Im a bigger fella (6’1", 230ish) so Im having a harder time picking out parts. Id like to go around 17+ mph with a range of 8+ miles. Luckily I have access to a 3d printer so I printed the pulley and gear that goes on the wheel. I also plan on printing the motor mount.
Ive been doing a ton of research and think that the Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 6374-168kv motor is the best suited for me although it looks like it might not be sold in the US so the Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 6364-190kv might be better.
Im also a little lost on what esc to choose. The VESC definitely seems like the best option but its rather expensive so if there is another choice that is significantly cheaper and wont break on the second ride, Id go for that.
I planned on getting the ZIPPY Compact 5000mAh 6S 25C LiPo but if anyone has better suggestions, Id love to hear them.
Im trying to keep this build as cheap as possible since school is expensive