Hi everyone I’m new to this forum, and I’m learning a lot. I’d love to build a board with hub motors because I really like the looks, the simplicity , the silence and the freewheel. I feel however that most people do not choose this option. Is it only because they have less power? I have a feeling it’s more than that.
I’m really concerned by a couple of things before I set out doing this. I really worry that the lifespan of these motors will be very short: they are in direct contact with the ground and get all the vibrations and shocks. There is no dampening apart from a thin layer of urethane. What is your experience with this? How many hours or kms can I expect from such motors? I heard dirt and water can be an issue, same question what is user’s feedback?
Next : comfort. I suspect it’s inferior to a pulley setup. But is it a put off for those who have tried both? Could we imagine dampening pads between board and trucks to reduce the effect??
Lastly, as the heat dissipation is bad, assuming a dual setup, which I suppose is kind of mandatory, what is the max continuous range you can do before the motor overheats? I keep seeing amazing ranges with a good battery but will the motors hold up on a continuous run? What would be the max continuous distance achievable ??
Thanks for your comments !!