Over the last few weeks I’ve been putting plans together for a build.
I’ve already got a Bustin EQ with the following specs:
- APS ESC 120A
- APS power switch
- 7S 6300mah Lipo
- 5065 2200w motor
- Caliber trucks
- 80mm Orangutang Kegal
- 15mm wide belt system with new UST mount
- Easy Charge BMS system
And then I have managed to acquire the following parts:
2x Tacon Bigfoot 160 245Kv
2x TB welded mounts & pulleys & trucks.
Not sure if I’m gonna use the Nunchuk yet, but will trial it.
I’m on the group buy for the Winning controller.
It seems like the TB mounts (50mm) won’t fit the Tacons (63mm), so that means two builds should emerge from this
I have also found a custom battery builder in the EU, which means I can go for a custom / 18650 build, just like all the cool kids, without having to learn battery welding just yet! The reason I want to do a custom build is because one of the builds will be a 46" pintail, so means more of a Boosted type design. For the other one, I’ll compare the quotes for custom vs the enertion / TB ready-made batteries, then decide from there. Custom also means choosing battery chemistry, so that might be a factor too!
These are my goals:
- daily commuter with dual motors & the best torque I can get from battery / motor / gearing combination
- a weekend pintail for carving - think here range is the most important since I want to be able to ride for as long as possible around London (flat) and not have to worry about charging…
I’m more than likely gonna go VESC.
For the commuter wheels, would ideally be 97mm flywheels or the 100mm MBS All Terrains (LHB has come back and said they are good, so why not?). For the weekend pintail, think the 80mm Kegels are fine.
So, I guess the first part is I’m going to have to get another 50mm motor for the 2nd truck, and then I can get another Alien UST mount to match the one I already have - so that takes care of the motors & drivetrain.
But I’m unsure of the right batteries, and this is where I’d appreciate some input if possible!
The calc over here: http://calc.esk8.it/ -> doesn’t handle dual setups, so not sure how you work things out from there…
I read somewhere that the Tacons should be 6s - correct, or what is the ideal setup for dual tacons?
For dual 50mm - OK to go with 2x 5065 2200w (so I just get another one to match)?
If so, what battery setup would work best?
Can I use the 7s I already have, but just get less range & power, or would 10s make more sense?
Lastly, I’m 110kg / 240lbs The Bustin moves me fine, and I already go fast enough to shit myself at top speed, but for the commuter I want to be able to do more of the commute by board (which means 2 hills), and for the carver, want to go more like a snowboard…
OK - whatcha think?