i’ve been lurking this forum for a few months and trying to figure out how to build my own esk8 on the cheap Really all i want is something that goes about 15 mph, has a 5ish mile range, and can take me up hills (they don’t have to be crazy steep). Ideally i want it to be small so i can just strap it to my backpack and go.
with these criteria in mind i’ve been looking at a lot of different options and it seems to me that the best way to do all of these things is to use some cheapo aliexpress hub motors (to reduce size and weight and give me a pushing option if my board dies) with hobbyking ESCs (to reduce price so i can use two), a 6s 5ah lipo (muuuuch cheaper than a similar 18650 pack) since i have some experience with lithium polymer batteries as i use them with my multicopter, and one of the like ~$20 BMSs on HK because i want to be able to just plug it in and let it charge
Does anything about this sound like a really bad idea? i just need a sanity check before i go out and drop a couple hundred bucks on this
also, it seems that the carvon store has something really similar to what i’m trying to build