So I have been stoked on the idea of an eBoard since the first freebord and boosted board hit the market! I am just now getting around to building one up for the first time. I’m trying my best to do it right, but keep cost down… I know insert the pick 2 joke here… hahaha I have been talking to my local esk8 group here in Sacramento, and they have been awesome answering my questions and calming my concerns! They have even offered me some parts to help get me going. Amazing group of guys!!! So a big shot out to them!
I bought this cheep Yoacher deck at first just to mush with my dog.
Can’t say I had great luck with it tho. I snapped my first one a week in under normal cruising conditions. Took it back and got a replacement… Same deck tho… Within another week i snapped the rear truck kingpin… lol cheap crap!!! I replaced the trucks this time with Cal II’s as I knew these had motor mounts designed for them.
So moving forward I wanted to keep things a little cheaper but not too cheep I decided on Hobbyking components for the build. SK8 6374 149Kv
HK Motor Mount and Cover
HK SK8 VESC
So a local guy Jeff hooked me up with some parts on the cheep. A HK SK3, HK motor mount, and a HK VESC. Super awesome dude! At the moment I started using the parts for mock up.
I started to think about clearance issues with the dropdown deck. So I ordered some 97mm Flywheel clones. This helped me out with 2 things. It gave me more ground clearance and gave me a wheel I can print a pulley for to test different gearing before buying a pulley set I don’t need.
You can see I’m gonna have clearance issues between motor and deck. This brought me to printing up some risers. This should help with groung clearance between battery and ground, as well motor to board. I also ordered up some 2.5" hardware as with the 1"riser I wanted some room to wedge the trucks to make the ride super stable.
Right now I am waiting on my battery from @diyeboard a 10s5p 10ah 360wh. I know its only 2000mah cells but this is an area where i cut some cost. I also chose because a lot of other gear is included. I also ordered their rc2 TX/RX controller setup. I hope it makes some descent range. (1) Battery Pack – 36V 360WH with 10S5P 10Ah 18650 50cells, with BMS built-in the pack. (1) ESC & Battery 2 in 1 Enclosure with Wiring, with battery voltage LCD indicator and power on/off switch. (1) 10S 42V 2A Battery Charger (1) Hardwares set(bolts used to fix to the deck) (1) EVA Foam Pad
I am currently looking for a good place to start with gearing. I think I might of found it, but only testing will tell the truth.
If you have read this far thank you! Also feel free to offer suggestions or areas to watch out for. Right now I feel like I have just enough info to be dangerous! hahaha