Hello Guys, I am posting on here because I am about to finalize a build buying wise and I want to make sure I have all the right parts before starting to build. Also keep note I am 17 years old and the point of this board is SPEEEEDDDD
1.Should I buy a 18T 12mm Motor Pulley instead?
2.What length and width Pulley Timing Belt should I purchase if I stay with what I have/ or change to the 18t 12mm?
3.Do I need to buy this1 this2 or this3 ?
4. Am I missing anything? or logistics wise is this wrong?
Any input will be very very appreciated thank you so much in advance!!!
You shouldn’t need the male to male servo lead as the focbox comes with a pre-soldered servo lead.
The can bus cable (item 3) is a must to connect both boxes together. Do your research on canbus connections on here before you set it up though this is very important as you can easily fry your vesc’s if its not set up correctly.
I personally like 15mm belts especially with this much power and have only experienced belt skipping with 12mm although your choice of mount with dual idlers should help in this regard.
This thing is going to fly my friend, according to the esk8 calc you should get over 40mph with this build and that takes some skill to ride.
I’m just in the process of setting up my 12s 4p and 6374s witth 16/36 so will let you know how that goes to give you an idea of performance you can expect. Good luck and stay safe
Please wear full gear going those speeds, knee pads, helmet and gloves at the very least, elbows and hip gear should also be worn. This is coming from my experience taking a fall at about 50-60km/h with only a helmet, I still have cuts grazes and a potentially fractured finger from about a month ago
So just took out my board with the new battery for a test run. Very careful test run too as my focboxes are now outside of my enclosure. Clocked it at 35mph on the flat and it was still climbing and I can attest that the 218 tb trucks get very unstable at that speed with standard bushings. Gearing is 16/36 on dual 192’s sk8’s and 12s4p 30q. Torque was incredible compared to the 10s 3p. You have to weigh up what you want from the board. I like to carve and I like power but to get the trucks stable I had to tighten them up too much for any kind of carving and losing that torque is not an option for me but I am a big heavy guy.
Time to play with bushings and throttle curves oh and the braking too, very nearly did a good impression of superman. Its actually scaring me a bit