Hi All! I’ve been lurking here for a while now. And now planning to build my first DIY electric skateboard. First a small introduction about me. My name is Igor, 25, from the Netherlands (Eindhoven). I do have experience building RC planes and drones.
Now my plan for an electric skateboard, I want it to be relatively cheap (€250-300) if possible, 10-15 km range, and a max speed of around 20-25 km/h. Preferably lightweight/portable, size of a regular skateboard/cruiser board.
- I already have a charger that charges up to 6S batteries.
- I’m a HobbyKing platinum member, so I get some discounts.
- I’ve got workshops and a 3D printer to make parts/mounts/cases, maybe even the deck.
Motor: SK3 - 6364-245kv - (or a lower KV one? Tips/advise please. Hobbykings says 10s Lipo, how do they perform on 6s? +/- €70 ESC: FVT 120A - Cheap, programmable - €45 Batteries: 2 x 3Cell LiPo +/- 5000-6000 mAh from Hobbyking +/- €50 TX & RX: http://www.ebay.com/itm/262779892776 - €15,50 Deck: Cheap deck (second hand, new) or DIY deck. Trucks: Not sure yet, Anyone experience with cheap trucks? Wheels: Not sure yet, what size? Cheap? Motor mount & Pulleys: Diy, or anyone with experience with ebay mounts? I find them for around 15-20$. And what pulleys to use?
Am I missing something?
Any tips/tricks, advise is more then welcome.