First build, what a learning curve ! The brief for this build was for a small board easy to carry and not too scary for my fiance to ride. She picked out the loaded tesseract from a google images search on longboards and I found one on gumtree with caliber 2’s and o’tang kilmers for $250.
Looks cool. I was thinking also of doing a sidewinder on the front, sounds like it would work great.
Nice, another Truncated tesseract build! I love mine too.
Nice build! I was really wanting to use the Truncated Tesseract, but wasn’t sure that the wheelbase was big enough for my enclosure but it’s the same size as the space cell, so this helps me a lot!
Edit: my bad, didn’t read and see the last few Pics before commenting, maybe it is a bit small for my enclosure. I’m thinking of making a deck custom and basing it off the tesseract.
i wonder if you could add freebard bindings …
Did around 10 km this morning before a wire came loose from the BMS bringing me to a complete stop. Quick patch up then decided to play it safe and head home. Belt started slipping alot then I noticed the belt rubbing.
Don’t think thats for me. I like moving around the board a bit. Chased the cat with my board and kept the trigger on against the bed.
maybe a bit short. Found this this morning
Changed the rear truck to a sidewinder as well and rear mounted the motor.
It turns on a dime now ! I prefered the stealthy hidden motor though and above 25k it starts getting the wobbles. Not sure what to do - I originally wanted a smaller commuter and with this setup I could weave through pedestrians real easy but I prefer the look and the handling at speed of the caliber. I replaced the rear stock bushings with 83a’s but it is still a bit shaky.
I fixed the cogging issue and tidied up the cabling, I think I will leave the sidewinders. I’ve used the calibers on the vanguard and earmarked my spare r spec for another build. Gone full evolve fan boy and put the 83mm 75a’s that came with my GT. They are a really good option, wider than the abecs and a different choice in colour
I still have to make a permanent electronics cover and I might round the motor mount to follow the profile of the motor.
The gullwings aren’t straight, they’re tapered. I bought the rear hanger from evolve and made up a bracket from some ally. Rock solid then. Might be hard to line that bracket up straight.
did you try filing the truck to make it flat? that’s what i’m considering doing
No I didn’t, but I’m sure you could quite easily.
did that end up working ?
i didn’t file them but it worked anyway. I basically JB-welded a cheap ebay mount on, put my drill through one of the set screw holes on the mount and drilled into the truck a little, then put a screw through the mount and into the truck. Super solid mount, but it turns out that was a mount for 50mm motors and mine was 63mm so i had to abandon it. It worked though, i ghetto-rigged the motor on to test it.
Maintenance day. Just in time. Saw a black flash mark on the spacecell where it folds over between cells 5 and 6.
Hey, so i think this may have happened to my enertion spacecell, I saw a flash and have not opened it up yet. any tips on repairing this?
yeah that looks identical to mine. very careful ! lots of potential in that pack. You might have only lost one nickel strip so when you fold the pack over, brace that last pack so you don’t stress the remaining strips. They’re possibly ready to go anyway. Don’t do this on a metal bench, only have at hand what you need - tape all other live battery connections to avoid accidental contact with any metal. No BMS protection here. I re welded nickel strips to mine as I’ve got a spot welder. Really the best way to do this. Soldering can damage the cells. If you do solder use 10 AWG cable at minimum. Use flux, a really hot iron and soak the cable in solder before you do it. Have it saturated. This won’t give as neat a form factor so you will have to be sure it will work for your enclosure.
How did you get your battery out of that white glue in the space cell enclosure?
Just carefully pry and cut with exacto