Hi, first time builder/poster. I’ve lurked this site for months and I’m finally ready to begin my build. I will be heading to college soon and figured I should build a board to help get me around once I get there. While I’d love to build a large, dual motor board to get me around, its related size is not practical for me. I need something compact and easy to carry, and have batteries that are “plane-legal”. So, I’ve decided to challenge myself to build around a 22" Pennyboard.
My current (unpurchased) build plan goes as follows:
- Deck: 22" Penny (I actually own this bit of the build)
- Trucks: 4.3" Bennett Vector Trucks
- Mount: Turnigy Mount
- Wheels: Abec 83mm’s
- ESC: VESC
- Motor: 6355 260 KV from torqueboards
- Battery: Two 5s 5000mah Lipos wired in series
- Gear/Pulley: 36t and 18t | 12mm belt
I wanted to keep the overall aesthetic of the Penny unchanged, but by doing so I know the board will be slightly unstable given the truck’s narrow size. I will be riding around a relatively flat college campus, so I don’t need huge speed or power numbers (though a little power never hurt, right?) From my mock ups I’m fairly confident everything will fit, so long as I reverse mount the motor.
My biggest concern is the electronic side of the build. I know my batteries should each hover at the TSA’s limit of 100 watt hours (18.8v * 5000mah), but in series, the two 5s’s should act like a 10s (I think). My main questions are: Is this a good battery/motor/ESC set up and what kinda of range should I expect from this thing.
Any and all advice would be appreciated, like I said, I’m new to this, but plan to update y’all as I work on the build.