So this will be my first DIY build electric skateboard. Oke my first (electric) skateboard at all. First my name. I am Frank Pot from the Netherlands and I am 21 years old. Currently studying Mechanical engineering in Groningen. A little time ago, a friend of my (@zeinstra) was building an electric skateboard. After seeing him drive, I had to build my own so here I am. Many things will be new for me, so have I absolutely no experience with skating or anything like it. To learn some skating before I can drive electric I bought a second hand board.
The next problem was the design. Belt, inline or hub motor. The first thing what fell of was the belt drive. I do not like external belt/motors. The following problem was that most inline/hub motors do not have a reduction. That was one of the disadvantages of the inline drive of Eldert Zeinstra(if you ask me). So I want a direct or hub motor with a reduction. The only solution what I thought of was a planetary gearbox in front of the motor. So some evenings behind the pc and I had a design of the wheel.
I am now in the stage that I buy all the necessary stuff so I hope I can give you some nice updates the coming time about process.
Best Regards, Frank Pot