Hear i am sitting in a Banking board meeting at work, listening to several people blamber about percentages, interest rates, quaterly reports, bla bla bla… And then it hit me…just before i was about to fall alseep!
" Why dont i do a custom board?" this would be an upgrade to the “Awesome GTX Bamboo” that i already have **cough, cough and clear throat".
So i began to scribble in my meeting and I present to you “El Toro”.
Powered by; Dual Focbox 190kv 6374 12s4p GT2b - MasterCho Mod 218mm Trucks, Calibar 44 Dewedge & TB Motor Mount 15/36T
My Suppliers; @Hummie - Deck @psychotiller - Battery & Enclosure @Idea - Pulley’s @marcmt88 - Belts @Kug3lis - Dual Focbox Heat Sink @rpasichnyk - Metr Pro @akhlut - X Thingy @MasterCho - Gt2B Controller Case @torqueboards RipeTide - Bushings Amazon - Random Shit Hobbyking - Gt2 Remote
Thanks. Firstly, credit goes to the people that design and create these various products. Since joining this community, one thing I noticed is a abundance of creativity and innovation. I also came across alot of diversity, in terms of people making random unnecessary stuff, trying to reinvent the wheel and even copying other people’s designs. Either way, after spending countless hours reading and reading and reading, I concluded that the vendors mentioned above meets my needs in terms of style and most important, reliability.
The Assemble For the sake of clarity, “EL Toro” is being “assembled” and not “built”. There’s ab·so·lute·ly no parts on this board that has been designed or manufactored by Me, although i did manage to install a few idlers on the TB motor mount. IF your interested in a part that is noticed on this board, ask a question, or refer to my vendor list. I wanted to select a combination of parts to create a mean looking board, power that gives off the “i dare not” impression and a mechanical theme that compliments @Hummie Deck. So i decided to keep it simple and work it the initial slim deck profile.
I’m also going for stability, whereas the rear is deweged with 44 degree base plate with SAF (stiff as Fu**) Bushings. One major concern was “cooling” i live in sunny Grand Cayman! a whopping 80 - 100 degrees year round! . To mitagate this, the solution is to use @Kug3lis Dual Focbox Heat sink
- Too much Fu**ing Parts to choose from
- Waiting for a part that’s not available
- Waiting on the part to reach Grand Cayman once available (Where i live)
Current Progress The board is about 65% completed. I’m waiting on a few addtional items (battery, little bits and pieces, etc etc) then its off to the tuning bit.
The scope of the setup involves;
- BLDC Mode
- CAN Bus Comunication or (dual receviers)
- Latest @Ackmaniac Firmware
- Testing, Testing, Testing Testing, (with a bomb disposal suit lol). I play football, the game the amercians refer to as soccar, thefore i cant afford any broken limbs.
People! feel free to ask me ANY question! If i dont know the answer, i’ll make some random shit up. , JK, given that your life is potentially at risk ever time we use an esk8, i’ll help you research or refer you to the experts.
For now, gear up! ride safe and stay tuned… for pictures and additional updates.