so, a few things. first of all, dm me bc i made my esk8 for my high school major work project and ik that feel.
secondly, dont cheap out on parts. parts like wheels and a deck will be fine to get on banggood or whatever but things like vescs, batterys, motor mounts, pulleys and belts etc (what you rely on), you want to purchase good quality parts. HobbyKing have some good lipos, and for what you’re building i would go to 10s because 6s imho is shit. The motor you’re looking at will work, but will drain your 6s battery veeeeery quickly. Also, you will have no after sales support. Ik ik i sound like a sales person but buying cheap parts will just cost you more in the long run. (take it from me, i spent $800 on a board, to realise it wasn’t strong enough. so i spent another $700 on parts to enhance the board. if i just bought the good bits straight away i would’ve spent about $1200 instead of $1500.)
like i said, pm me, i got a shit load od resources you can use😊
my board before and after:
Thanks for the input! I am wiring 2 6s batteries in series for 12s total. Because I go to a boarding school (and am mostly on campus bc of that), Im not looking for an extremely long range setup, hence my decision to opt for only 6000mah batteries. I understand that you cannot go cheap for certain parts, so I’m trying to keep everything important as high quality as possible while staying under $500. Are there any of my parts in particular that you think I overlooked the importance of and will not work?
aha i missed that, that’s my bad. the vesc 4.12 is very commonly known to die on 12s because it just can’t take it. you’d be better off with either a vesc 6 or focbox (yes more expensive but… but… just better… )
id be finding some higher quality batteries on HobbyKing. they have some pretty decent lipos
I’m probably going to run BLDC because it is compatible with the Bluetooth Android VESC Programmer app (https://bit.ly/2CZJQ4Q). That is unless someone has created a Bluetooth app for FOC, in which case I will have to get a better esc.