So I’ve finally committed to building an electric longboard after many weeks of combing through the forums. I’ll be going to grad school in San Deigo in the fall and I want to build a solid, reliable board that I can cruise around campus/town with. I do not want to cheap out on key components (Controller, Motor, Battery) but I am fine with getting cheaper secondary parts. Given this philosophy, it seems pretty hard to keep my build under $700 (which was my initial goal), but I’m ok spending up to $800.
Here are the parts and sellers that I am planning on using (not including connectors, wiring, and tools) and would appreciate any advice the forum has with regards to seller credibility, budget, and overall build. Am I overspending/underspending? Are all my components compatible? Is there enough space underneath the board to mount/fit everything?
Battery: Self Built 10s4p, Samsung 30q’s from IMR
Controller: FOCBOX (not sure where from yet)
BMS: Charge only for 10s systems from Ebay
Motor: 6374 170kv from Michhobby
Pulleys: 15mm kit from @johnny_261
Mount: CNC mount with idler from @Boardnamics Trucks: Caliber II (50 deg) from Amazon Deck: Pintail from TGM Charger: 42V 2A Charger from Ebay Remote: 2.4Ghz trigger-style from Banggood
Thanks for taking the time to offer your comments and suggestions!!
P.S. I am waiting to see everything laid out before I decide on a proper enclosure.