I’ve wanted to build a electric long board for a few years, and now that I’m headed off to college I figured it was time. This is my first build, so if you could check over my parts list to make sure everything is compatible/decent that’d be awesome (prices are shipped). I know there are a TON of first build posts, but I’ve done a bunch of research and just need some feedback before I order. I’ve seen a few first-build horror stories.
I’m trying to spend around $250 to see if I like esk8ing (I already have batteries, a motor, charger, connectors/wire, etc. since my dad was in to RC planes). Since I’ll mainly use this board in college, I wanted it to be small (32" deck). I’ll be running at 12s. I also have a few questions at the end. Thank you!
Motor - Tacon Bigfoot 160 245kv (FREE): https://www.hobbypartz.com/96m608-bigfoot160-5335-245kv.html
Batteries - 6s 5000mAh (FREE)
ESC - Turnigy SK8-ESC v4.12 ($92):
Deck - 32" x 8" Bamboo Deck ($39):
Trucks - Caliber II 9" 50° ($35): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QNOZWBY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2DQMI7AS28KLN&psc=1
Wheels - 83mm Flywheels ($24): https://www.amazon.com/Longboard-Flywheels-Bearings-Spacers-Blank/dp/B00IO5D5XW/ref=sr_1_6?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1530830121&sr=1-6&keywords=longboard%2Bwheels&th=1
Pullies - Not sure what ratio yet, 3D printed
Battery Enclosure - 3D printed or fiberglass
Belts - 2x HTD 5M 10mm x ?mm ($7):
Motor Mount - Turnigy ($9):
Controller - HK-GT2B, will be 3D printing a case ($28):
Extras: key ignition? would be cool, truck tool($3), batt. level indicator($4)
Is 32" too short of a board? The wheel base is only 19" and I know they get wobbly at high speeds.
What length belt should I buy so that I can experiment with pulley ratios but will still work with the HK motor mount? 255? 265? etc.
How fast should I gear it for? Considering I’ll be on a college campus and riding through town, should I shoot for around 25 mph (40 km/h) max?
Can I save money anywhere? Other part recommendations are appreciated if there is a better bang-for-buck.
Should I go with 50° or 44° trucks?
Thanks in advance everyone! Love this community. I will definitely document the process and post as I go. Also I have a 3D printer/know how to use CAD so if anyone needs something printed PM me.