Hey dudes! Having lurked on the forum for a while, I thought I’d post about my first build.
I wanted something pretty quick and easy to put together so I could get out and ride the thing as soon as possible…
Starting out with 2 5 amp hour 20c lipos in series, but hoping to get something with more capacity when I get the cash together. (Let me know if anyone can recommend a decent battery builder in the UK. I looked into getting a spot welder etc to build my own, but came to the conclusion I don’t have the time or space to do it.)
Deck is Ridge Skateboards from Amazon. Seems good to me.
Motor, mount, vesc, trucks and wheels all torqueboards.
Enclosure is a plant pot that I cut down and strapped to the board with some 50mm Velcro straps. Inspiration was from someone else on the forum. I’ll update the post with a credit to him when I find his post.
This seems like a pretty good solution to me for lipos as its super quick to whip the batteries out to balance charge.
Voltmeter is just a cheapo one from amazon, but does the job and looks pretty cool, in my opinion.
In terms of future updates, I reckon I may add a second motor at some point (although I’m amazed by the speed & torque this little motor is giving me - hit 27 mph today, which is plenty fast enough for me! ) and as I mentioned before, I’m going to upgrade the battery first I think, although the speed and range I’m getting with the 2 lipos is pretty good so far.
Finally I just wanted to say THANKS to all the amazing info posted on this forum. I’m stoked with the board I’ve put together and am blown away by how fast it is. I did an 8 mile round trip to pick something up on my lunch break today which would have been impossible to achieve in 1 hour by car due to the traffic in my town. I had time to stop for coffee and had a blast along the way.
Electric transport like this is the future!