I while back I bough some ancient metroboard parts and a cruiser deck for a cheap build. I’ve recently gotten as far as the electronics wires up and most of the drivetrain put together. Will add more questions later
I’ve used angles spacers on the trucks so the mount doesn’t interfere with the deck, if I used flat spacers they would be about 1" tall which is way to much. The current turning is maybe a 7’ radius, the same as my 40" longboard, is that right for these TKP trucks or have my spacers fucked it up? The spacer is maybe 15 degrees on each.
The motor I’m using is a 36V 600W brushed DC motor. I tried to run the motor a while back off a 6V lantern battery and it spun, recently I put the drive sprocket on it and tried turning it by hand, it would only rotate 60 degrees before getting totally stuck, so I pulled it apart. The parts look good inside, except the brushes don’t touch the commutater bar, only the top corner of the brush and bottom corner of the bar line up. I tried moving the windings and everything but it doesn’t move any closer. It makes no fucking sense and I need help.
I was using a voltage meter to check all the components, the leads going into the ESC got 36.12V but the leads going out to the motor got nothing (technically a few mV but the meter reads that high when it touches nothing). When I press the trigger and bumper on the remote (some sort of Wii nunchuck) the receiver flickers, but nothing happens when I push the joystick around. Is it a remote issue or a ESC issue, and how should I go about fixing it?