I originally wanted to make a frankenboard from all my old r/c cars I dont really use anymore. I got tired of pushing myself miles home after my dogs got worn out from pulling my big ass (6’4"). I started looking into it online and found this amazing community. I just finished my first build and wanted to show it off since the girlfriend gave a far from enthusiastic response. And yet she still wants a turn on it…HA!
I already had the board. 40" Ehler’s Drop Through.
I ordered a Carvon single hub and an ABS enclosure from @longhairedboy. Thanks!
After a little massaging and reforming with a heat gun to form it to the concave of my board, I put some hinges on it.
I strapped/velcro’d everything to the bottom of the board and used the enclosure as protection/pebble trap.
For closing mechanisms, I went with a window latch from Home Depot for speed, and a wing nut screw/t-nut for security, failsafe so it doesn’t fall open while riding.
I love the low pro aspect of the case. There’s heaps of room left in there for bigger batteries, or dual drive expansion later on. The hinged side has just enough of a gap to allow air flow as well.
Issues I have from the first 2 test rides: initial binding of Quanum rx/tx. I have since orders a GT2B and a Badwolf case. Hub limits turning radius. solution will be to remove drop through, and change trucks to normal undermount position.
Future upgrades: -GT2B rx/tx in Badwolf case. -Dual low voltage alarms. -Charging cable adapters. -8000mah batteries (longer ride times)
Any and all criticism and advice is appreciated. Thanks for looking!