This is a “Lightning Powered Murder Board” for real! I’ve never had this much torque, crazy mad life ending torque…I love it!
OK, before I start talking about “Holy f%$king s%$t Batman!” I’m gonna stop & dial it back a bit and just talk about this thing. From the start, dual FocBox’s on 12s4p (30Q) battery pack is kinda awesome…but when you add the gear drive its crazy fast and massive torque. Here’s more info about @Kug3lis gear drive system for TB 218’s.
I have a pretty liberal acceleration curve built (thanks @Ackmaniac for the firmware, way better than stock) so it should be fairly easy to handle. The problem (and I use the word problem in the sense that it’s a rocket that has a secret desire to take you to the moon under as many G’s as it can generate regardless of your puny human skeleton and soft flesh…not that I don’t love it) is that is has massive torque and beast mode speed. Never had both before, so I’m not sure what to do .
Also, and this is important, my WHM usage is at 20.5, on numies I normally get 22 when riding normally and around 26 when I’m really in the throttle. I stayed in the throttle on this thing and it was at 20.5 whm. That’s an unforeseen aspect of gear drive, at least for me.
A little about the deck. I grew up skating Santa Cruz pool decks so when I saw this SC longboard I just had to give it a shot. It has a slight convex & very little concave. That’s ok, even desirable in some builds, but unfortunately not this one. Im eventually going to rebuild this on a drop deck so I can get “locked in” better. I will likely use a LY Evo or a Red Ember (@treenutter) deck. I’m thinking about using an Evo Falcon, but it may be too short for this kind of HP. Also, the drops will help with the height, this thing is really high off the ground, it likely does not hurt stability but it feels less stable.
I plan on getting some video this weekend and some more pics. SOme of these pics have the debris of a short 3 mile run last night on wet streets, I just couldn’t wait. On to the obligatory build porn.
I normally include prices and links in my build sheets, but I haven’t had time to do the links and as I may be changing some of the hardware I didn’t want to have a total cost in there yet. I’ll update as I get closer to done.
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