Hello, everyone! So happy to see this great, conscious and smart builders in one place!
I started my first electric skateboard project, and from the beginning it’s ambitious.
I purchased a bamboo deck from company NAKED. Naked board-deck
It gave me the look which I wanted to use, Sport, fast, low, and bamboo. I use it now to ride around.
I bought 4 engines from China, called W4 In Hub motors, probably same as DIY electric skateboard offers, or from a similar producer.
They are Orange, 83mm wide, and looked good for the price. I got version 130KV.
Now I ordered 4 VESC controllers from DIY electric skateboards, I decided to trust these ones as 4.12 is around for a while. I also get one of controllers and receiver offered on their shop.
While I wait for the parts I still didn’t decide which battery I should use, I know it has to be (8S-10S) pack for the engines.
I might also use two batteries, one in front one in the back.
And here my question to you beloved Electric Skateboards Builders
Perhaps you have a better eye on battery market as so many things changes quite fast, what you recommend to consider? I’m familiar only with a hobbyking website.
I have plans for this Skateboard to be fast, I want to achieve around 40-45 km/h if possible, but I know distance will be the problem. I know 4 engines will not give this to me but I was thinking about programming front and rear differently, so back gives good acceleration, and front better speed. Is it possible? two batteries are not a problem to me as well as I don’t care about weight.
I know about many difficulties that I will encounter with this build, but this is my hobby now and I can’t wait to work on it.
Feel welcome to put my thoughts in place and I will be happy to hear any recommendations or ideas!