Hey there esk8,
I’ve been stalking the forums for a few weeks now and am finally starting my own build. I have lots of questions, and can’t seem to DM anyone yet, so I figured starting my own build thread would be a good way to reach all you experts out there, as well as have the answers documented for others. I look forward to meeting y’all.
I happened to have a MBS comp 95 board I used for kite boarding on land (gotten ages ago on craigslist), and I will try to re-purpose its hardware for this build.
One issue though, the deck is warped. There is about a 1/2" diagonal warp (ie if you put three corners on the ground, the 4th will be 1/2" up). This isn’t much of an issue for low speed, but I am wary of riding this at my target 30 mph max speed (~48 kph). Which leads me to: Question 1) How dangerous is it to make a 30 mph e-board on a warped deck? Is it dangerous? Question 1.5) Am I just being cheap? (given the relative cost of the rest of the project)
I also have MBS Matrix II trucks
So I happen to have a MBS board to work with, which leads me to: Question 2) What are the relative differences of electrifying a MBS board vs TRAMPA. I see @Trampa (is this the official brand account?) has an active presence on these forums, and the Trampa web store seems to have a lot of “off-the-shelf” support for e-MTB. Given that I have access to CNC mills + a slew of 3D printers and am not afraid of some CAD, Is one easier/cheaper to convert?
So while I’m figuring out what chassis to base this project around, I am also deep in though about the ESC. My background is in EE (Electrical Engineering), and I am pretty intrigued by the open source ESC made by Benjamin Vedder, I believe you guys call em VESC’s (but maybe not soon given a thread I saw this morning).
Question 3) Has anyone forked Ben Vedder’s base design into a dual motor solution?
If I’ve broken any rules please let me know. I tried to follow all the guidelines I’ve seen. My final question for this first post which exemplifies my newb status: Question 4) How do I earn the ability to DM /respond to Esk8 Market posts? (I want to buy some of @Kaly’s motors)?