First post so forgive me if. I miss any forum rules. I have been here for about a month (on and off) trying to understand the vast world of electric skateboards.
To cut a long story short, I fell for the oldest trick in the book and purchased an ESC from Amazon with a pre paired remote, which only cost £45 - I thought, as a new builder this would be the easiest and cheapest way to test out building an electric skateboard. Since purchasing this (hasn’t even arrived) I have realised that I shouldn’t have cut cost on what is essentially the heart of the board.
I have now decided to cut my losses and not even try the cheap ESC but instead buy a VESC for the reliability and customisability not to mention the better overall ride etc.
My question now is what VESC should I buy and how to I know if a remote will work with it?
I have a 10s2p battery and a 5065 motor (going with a single motor belt drive system).
The options for VESCs that I have found so far are:
Maytech – 50A Brushless Controller for VESC® Software – RANGLEBOX (This is my currently my preferred option as UK based)
I understand that these are all 50amps and my motor is max 80amps and so this may bottleneck the motor but as this is my first build I am not looking for masses of power and speed, just something to have some fun with a get from A to B and my budget for VESC is around £100 give or take.
Thanks in advance for the help! (sorry for the wall of text!)