First, let me say thank you. I’ve been lurking through the forum for a while, and have learned a lot from everyones posts. Whenever I had a question, I would just come search on here, and it has been very helpful.
So I started a while back on putting together an electric longboard. I bought a Rio deck off of ebay, 39" x 10"
I then stripped the graphic off, and clear coated the bottom, added caliber trucks and 83mm abec wheels
So as I’ve researched what I wanted to do. I’ve gone from lipos to liion, etc…, etc…, all the decisions that you have all gone through.
I’m at this decision point where I can either spend about $650-700 to build out this board, or just spend like $500 on a knockoff Lectric Board. I live in Florida, 200lbs, and where I will ride at work (to go grab lunch) and home, no steep grades, pretty much all flat and smooth.
The parts I am thinking on for completion are from DIY are (single motor)
Battery: 6s4p epower pack
Motor mount: DIY mount running 13/36 12mm pulleys
Speed Controller: vesc bldc speed controller
Motor: 6374 motor between 200-240kv
Controller: Either the wireless Wii nunchuck (soldered), the new enertion controller, or a winning controller. I’m shying away from the nunchuck, because it looks like I could put a bluetooth connector on instead for connecting and tuning the vesc.
So what do you think, continue on and build this deck, or bail and just buy a Lectric Board for $500? …or any other suggestions or directions you may have.
Thanks for any suggestions, and thanks again for the knowledge I’ve already gained from this site.