Green Machine | 42in drop through | Caliber II satin green | 320KV | Generic Mount | 10s5p | VESC

Most of the parts are still on their way, but for now ive discovered that my wheel pulley needs a bit of modification to properly fit the truck. So here it goes.

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20180823_110220 Currently enlarging the ID of the pulley, battery updates later today.

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320kv is very high, just saying

It will work as long as it is geared properly, something like 15:44 or so would probably be good

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Exactly, I’m actually using 20 60 and only weigh 130 lbs / 60 kilos so I should be well within its limits, plus the motor only cost 40 USD


I’ve always wanted to do a build with really high kV motors but sadly I live in the mountains and I need the torque. If I were you, 60kg and living somewhere flat, I would actually use the speed of the motors to my advantage, not undergear them to shit. If you’re an experienced rider, prepared to push start and ready to wear the proper safety gear, we can do some maths:

Admitting you use:

  • regular 100mm wheels
  • 14:36 pulley ratio
  • 10s 18650
  • 320kV motors

That means full battery voltage is 10x4.2=42V At no load full power 42Vx320kV= 13440 rpm 14:36=0.388 13440rpmx0.388=5227rpm 100mm wheelx3.14=314mm travel per wheel revolution = 0.314meters 5227rpmx0.314=1641 meters per minute = 98.47 km/h max theoretical top speed

That’s the no load top speed, IRL it’ll be more like 70-90% that value depending on conditions.

Now if you use your 20:60 ratio, the theoretical top speed is 84.4 km/h which is still wayyy over the average 170kV motor top speed.

So be aware that your board will be very speedy and dangerous but will greatly lack in torque and be extremely inefficient at lower speeds (10-20km/h). At those pretty normal speeds, most of your battery will go into heat because your motor is build to be efficient for wayy higher rpm. Electric motors like spin fast! For reference, 14000 RPM is the speed at which, on average, f1 cars’ engines hit the rev limiter. So imagine how your board will sound like at full speed!

Anyways, rant over, all the best for the build!

Loving the math! Only problem is i live at the bottom of the steepest bridge in the city, im not sure what its grade is but i know its pretty bad

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1535155924089727760130 Heres the battery that im beginning to wire up for 10s5p. These are 2200 MAH LG cells out of about 13 modems…


Then gear down or else you’ll fry your motors. Do the maths upside down trying with 50km/h top speed to figure out your ideal ratio. So you’ll get a similar performance than 190kV motors through gearing.

With 83mm wheels and a 3:1 ratio the esk8 calculator puts me right at about 30 mph/50 kph loaded top speed at the nominal battery voltage

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That is perfect then. I did the math with 100mm wheels.

15352330033041355151736 Anyways maybe you guys have been wondering why it’s called the green machine.

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20180905_234720 Battery is all done, its going in a case as i type this

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Electric%20Longboard%20schematic%20(2) Also my BMS is charge only so heres how its wired, with all the yellow bits being XT-90s

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