Hey all, I’ve been lurking this forum for a long time and have wanted to build a board for a long time and I’ve finally got the ability to start on a project but this is still new to me and I have some questions and would love to know if I’m going down the right or wrong path.
I’ll be using a Trampa HolyPro with the cable channel as the base, I’m about to order that first.
I plan on using Trampa’s Monster battery box, as well as their hangers, wheels, etc.
My intent on building this board is for alternative transportation on various trips I may take. The board would be mailed partially assembled and batteries bought on location unless you can help me find batteries that can be checked on flights or mailed easily, still looking into this, but the idea is it could drastically offset the cost of my transportation on those trips, even if I had to buy batteries wherever I took it from a hobby shop, I’d still save a lot, these trips can be 2-3 weeks on average so it’s not like a weekend of ubering. I often want to head to another town for a day from wherever I am but using a train or long distance uber sucks, I’d literally rather stand for 2 hours and save the money and find cool stuff along the way.
That said, many places I go tend to be hilly and can be hot. As I want this as a form of transportation, speed will gladly be sacrificed for reliability, climbing power, and low end torque. With that thought, I’m planning on using the Etoxx 80mm direct drive with helical gears. I plan to pair it with a 50-80kv 80mm motor.
I want 80mm for the heat control, and better torque, low KV as I don’t want or need to go over 20mph and anything around 10-15mph is sufficient. Direct Drive was chosen because it’s a sealed system that can be oiled and offers helical gears which I need as suppressing noise is important as well.
If I’m using the 8" Trampa wheel, and 12s for each motor at 50-80kv geared 1:5, am I correct that would put me around 10-15mph? Or is that just too low of a KV to be viable at all? I can’t find much info on low kv builds. I want to do twin 12s in the monster box to keep volts up, as that also helps keep the battery cool, is that right?
What would be good VESCs for a setup like this? This is an area I don’t know much regarding. I want them to be able to be sealed in a water resistant case as well
oh and, despite using a 80mm motor and 80mm direct drive, do you think i could pick it up from the front and roll it on it’s back drive wheels? or will the drive/motors hit the ground?
Is this even the right direction for what I want, am I crazy, or would something like that be viable? Thanks for any input! I’m scared to mess anything up when so much of what I want will be international lol. I’ve not seen or heard much info on what it’s like to ride a board with under 100kv, and very little info on 80mm either. if it seems viable, I’ll be giving it a go and reporting my progress and updates here! This will be a slow build but once the Trampa deck arrives, I’ll be seeing it through to the end.