First of all there are good news about VESC project - http://www.electric-skateboard.builders/t/vesc-project-com-is-online-public-vesc-tool-download/32268. I think everybody is gonna test new firmware now I am personally 100% happy with 2.18 and don’t want to fuck anything up now at the night, when I am still super excited about 30km crazy ride on my Fliess 3. Emotions may change over the night, so I have to drop some messages/photos here until inspiration is gone.
The main message is simple - abandon your belt driven builds and just try direct drive! Believe me, you will never look back. I will not start reasoning here why, because it “all depends…”, it’s “all subjective…”, etc. I personally got much smoother ride, more reliable (read simple) system, amazing brakes! (up to dragging) and I didn’t lose in performance. And Fliess doesn’t compromise the performance if you remember from https://www.electric-skateboard.builders/t/fliess-65kmh/22413. It’s all about having fun and fun gets limited if performance is limited
In my previous topic I promised to try direct drive, so here we go. I am still under “riding drugs” and may write some very subjective bullshit, so just ignore. I need to ride few more hundreds to realize that there is still something to improve and that Fliess 3 is not yet the best in the world haha
just a nice photo with “old shitty belts drivetrain”
got some stuff for direct drive experiments…naive dreamer
even more naively spent few hours to fuck up the truck
good enough for experiments mounting system
only later realized, that the only solid solution would be to make a truck myself
small sk3 could even drive me on flats
time to heat it up to >100 by Celsius to know the limits of bearings, magnets, etc.
one more naive (even stupid!) idea to fight at least somehow against overheating
and of course testing on dusty/rocky roads, because they are not avoidable without limiting your freedom
even mounted cooling fans on my dual vesc, due to inefficiency working in pair with high KV motors
already properly protected motor
and again testing, but this time with softer and bigger FlyWheels
nothing should bend with 12mm hardened axle
technical part is finally over and exceeds my expectations
now it’s time to make Fliess 3 also nicer. It’s gonna be lower with drop down deck + nicer enclosure (Kydex) + nicer motor wires. I don’t actually know what to wish more… Any ideas guys? I will give it to anybody here in Frankfurt to test just to get some feedbacks, because I simply love riding this beast and I want to know how it is in comparison. To be continued
p.s. and remember - abandon your belt driven builds and just try direct drive! Believe me, you will never look back.