I’ve been lingering in the shadows of the community for a while, and finally decided to poke my head out. I’ve done a ton of research into building boards, and have done some mods on a few current ones, so I figured i’d jump right into the deep end. With that in mind, here’s a list of the approximate parts I intend to use this summer for my build. Could you just let me know if I’ve missed anything, or if anything seems dumb? Feel free to speak your mind - i’ll take any and all criticisms/questions.
Bolded items have already been purchased.
ALL ITEMS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED! Just waiting for everything to get shipped, then the build photos will start popping up. Should be getting parts in over the next 2-3 weeks or so. Will keep updating the list with the parts I have.
FOCboxes from @JLabs — $320
Motor mount kit — $150 Seems to fit the board (listed below) - some assembly required. Anyone use this mounting system before? Thoughts?
Wheel Pulley $60.
Motor Pulley $50.
Custom 12s4p — $610, with 5A fast charger, flexible variant. Hopefully will work with Trampaboard.
12s4p Enclosure $150. Will be adding in the rubber gasket, and hopefully bolts.
149kv 6374 Motors — $200 Seem like more than enough power for 140lbs rider right?
Belts — $7 each ($14 total) Might pick up a few spares just in case.
Actual Trampaboard — ~$650 Customizable —Thinking vertigo trucks, 7inch hypa wheels, 15ply HS11 deck
Remote/receiver — ~$30
TSG pass — $160
TSG Pass and mini remote thanks to @JLabs for the group buy and the amazing customer service!
Total price: ~$2000 +/= 10%. This keeps getting higher and higher!
My only additional questions: Should I get better VESC’s? I don’t really want to spend $350 each on VESC6’s from Trampaboard, but are something like FOCboxes really worth it? Are TB VESCs bad? They seem to be pretty decent based on the reviews I’ve seen. Go FOCboxes.
A 12s4p battery seems pretty excessive for the amount of riding I do currently. Do you think it would be wise to downsize to 12s2p and the optional 4A quick charger? Do I even really need a quick charger? Go LiPo’s and make sure to do 12s4p
Does anyone know diyelectricskateboards or trampaboards shipping times to central USA? I can’t find a definitive answer on their websites. 2-4 business days in the US for diyelectricskaateboards — USPS so 7-20 days for Trampaboard
Do these look like quality products that will last a while? I intend to use this for a few years hopefully, and understand that I will probably have to make changes/modifications/replacements as time goes on, but are they good for a bit at least? Primarily they look good after incompatibilities have been removed.
Thanks for taking your time to read this. I really appreciate any feedback you can provide.