Inspired by some of the amazing build threads on here I’m planning to build myself an electric longboard.
Currently reading up on all the parts and thought I would use this thread to document it and get advice and tips.
I live in the UK, which could effect getting some parts I’m 70 Kg live in a medium hilly area would like to hit 25 Mph and want to keep it under £500 (I’m good at finding deals!)
My current parts list is looking like this;
Board Loaded Tesseract - £105 Supplier: www.skatehut.co.uk/brands/loaded/loaded_tesseract_longboard.htm
Wheels Part: Flywheels clones, 83mm 78a Orange - £24 Supplier: www.aliexpress.com/item/Big-80mm-87mm-83mm-90mm-97mm-Longboard-wheel-SHR78A-Red-color-PU-wheels-High-level-soft/32829853751.html
Pully kit & Belt Part: ? (not 3D printed) - £30 Supplier: ?
Motor Part: Single 190 Kv - 6374 - £100 Supplier: ? I was looking at options belt / hubs / single / dual See this thread for the details: www.electric-skateboard.builders/t/hub-vs-belt-whats-the-latest
Motor mount - £40 Part: ? Supplier: ?
Trucks Part: Caliber G II 184mm - £44 Supplier: www.blue-tomato.com/en-GB/product/Caliber-184mm+44+Raw+Silver+Truck-286276/?varid=301731751
Bearings Part: - Bones Red - £14.95 Supplier: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bones-Reds-Swiss-Super-Ceramic-Bearings-Scooter-Roller-Skate-Skateboard-Derby/142367743080
VESC - £100 Part: ? Supplier: ?
Batteries Part: 18650 10 S something P Supplier: Hoping to pickup some new / used once
Remote - £20 Part: Small winning / boosted board style Supplier: ?
Charger Part: ? Supplier: ?
BMS + switch Part: ? Supplier: ?
Grip Tape Part: MOB 44" x 11" - £6.95 Supplier: https://www.skatehut.co.uk/brands/mob/mob_skateboard_longboard_griptape.htm
RUNNING TOTAL: £487
I want to have a rough idea of most of the parts before I start ordering so I can see how it’s all going to come together. I will update this as I know more. This is my first build so feel free to give me thumbs up or say when things are not right.
Most prices are rough guesses at the moment.