My first eboard will be in production by the middle of December. Project name, “Sugarloaf”. I’ve ordered all the parts after countless hours researching and staring into space problem solving (my wife has been catching me often with a blank stare and it’s freaking her out). Anyhow, I first would like to thank the following members for giving me some perspective on my build: @mmaner @NickTheDude @wmj259 @Hummie @DilatedPupils @longhairedboy @anorak234 @Jebe @darkkevind & Thanks to @makevoid for the eSk8 calculator.
Anyhow, I’ve already received my 39in blank longboard and 90mm flywheels. Dude those wheels are monsters! I will update with pictures of the board as I progress with the build. Everything took a considerable amount of time to research but when I was ready to pull the trigger I didn’t hesitate. The only part of this build that was frustrating was finding a lipo charger at a reasonable price. Anyhow I went with (2) Turnigy 5S 5000mah Lipos, an iMaxRC B6 Twins Dual-Output DC Charger 100W, and a HobbyKing 350w 25A power supply.
I’ve attached pictures of my parts, my calculator results, and parts list. As I’m a noob, I don’t have enough experience to spot any problems as of yet. So, I’ll need your perspective if you’re willing. Please feel free to dig into my build and let me know if you all see any potential problems. I’d like to end this by saying I’m extremely appreciative and respect the bright minds of this community and only hope in time I can contribute as other have. Thanks!
UPDATE December 16, 2016
I’ve received all my parts minus the grip tape and most importantly my Nano-X radio! I’ve put together the board, trucks, wheels, and risers. I love the purple color! And the wheels are huge!
Next, today I worked on the wiring. I have 2 5S Lipos in series with a series connector. After the series connector I made a 4mm connector to XT90 adaptor. Within that adaptor I created a antispark loop key. I was hoping to get everyone’s opinion on how I wired everything and if they see any potential problems. I look forward to your comments. Thanks!
UPDATE January 16, 2017
I ended up changing decks for the mean time. Although the deck is pretty long the wheel base was shorter than I’m used to. At the speeds I intend on “flying” at I wanted to make sure I had the stability. So, I repurposed a Sector9 40 in cruiser board I had. Also, not that it’s a big deal or anything but I changed the name of my board from Sugarloaf to Soundwave (after my favorite Transformers character! Lastly, I ordered a new rc remote from Miami Electric which came quickly in time for me to get riding. Unfortunately, the Nano-X has taken more than a month to receive so I’ll be using it on another build. I’m happy to say that my board is complete and I’m really happy with the results. The next things to work on will be to change the connectors to xt90’s, add my on/off switch from Miami Electric, and find a better solution for my enclosure.