First Post! I’ve been stalking this forum for a long time now and I have to say the community here is amazing. I was kinda curious as to how to make an e-board, but after hearing your discussions, I’m now 100% sure that a DIY e-board is what I want to make for my 21st birthday. I did have a few questions though, which I hope some people can help me out with.
A Few Assumptions
So the way I understand it, there are a few ways to increase speed at the expense of torque:
Lower kv motor
Smaller gear ratio
These are all capped by certain physical limitations:
Weight of the user + board
Grade of terrain
Voltage of Battery
ERPM limit of the ESC
Are those assumptions correct?
So let’s imagine a scenario where a 75kg user is using it to go to class, where the maximum hill incline he has is 16 feet over .1m (fairly little). There’s high peopling traffic on the sidewalks, so the user has to basically use the road, where the speed limit is around 25mph. Using the VESC calculations here and the speed calculator, the user has estimated that he should use a 8S LiPo battery cell with a 245 kv Motor, with a wheel size of 90mm and a gear ratio of 15/36.
Besides the fact that I like to frame questions about myself in 3rd person, are there any problems with that conclusion? Do I need to account for more torque? If I do, where is the best place to add that torque? Should I change to a 10S and get a smaller kv motor? Or should I go with a smaller wheel, like 83mm? Maybe increase the gear ratio?
Basic Building Questions
I’ve been reading a lot of Instructables to figure out how to add the motor mount. I’ve decided against using torquebuilds because I’m just getting into engineering and I’m honestly more excited to learn about the process of building an e-board than an e-board itself. I had a few questions:
1. Why do people like the wheels with holes in them like here? Doesn’t it make sense to have a solid center such that when you drill holes to affix your pulley system, it’s more rigid?
2. How important is the center distance between the wheel and the motor and what’s the tradeoff? I’m also a little confused as to why it’s so important to have a motor mount that has adjustable bolts? Once I’ve built it, why do I need to adjust it?
3. I plan on using a motor mount that is fastened to the trucks like in this video. Are there better ways of fastening them to the trucks that doesn’t involve welding or buying a kit?
Wow that’s a lot of questions. I know you all are super busy building your own epic boards, but I would really appreciate your help. It would help me figure this out and allow me to order parts asap.