After many hours of research and reading, I’m thinking of building my own version of the Bamboo GTR. I’m hoping to get a better board (better mileage and speed) for about the same price as the production version.
Here is the list of parts I plan to use:
- Bamboo GTR deck (from evolve ~AUD$300)
- Flipsky Dual FSESC6.6 + Vx2 remote + 2x 6374 190kV motors (this kit)
- Wheel AT 6" link
- Truck and motor mount link
- Battery: 10S5P - 36V 15Ah [I’ll source this locally]
Total cost is around AUD$1800 which is roughly the price of a new Bamboo GTR here in Australia.
However, in terms of performance, it seems to be similar to the production board, so I’m not if it’s worth the effort. I did a simulation here to have an idea of the top speed with this config. I’m not sure how accurate this is but it gave me an estimated top speed of ~30mph and a range 22km (14mi). Top speed seems more than enough for me but I expected the range to be more. Do you find these results are realistic?
I haven’t ordered anything yet (sorry no photo yet!). I’m still researching to make sure I’m on the right track before pulling the trigger as this is my first build. I’ll probably order what I need next week or so.
In the meantime if you have any advice/recommendations that would be awesome. I’ve found heaps of info on this website (maybe too much!) but nothing’s better than first-hand tips.