I DID IT GUYS ! I built it

Hi guys Manny here :raising_hand_man:t4: Nervous about my first build I need this to commute to work on a daily because I have no cars and calling a uber back home from work is starting to hurt my pocket. My job is 7miles away & I live in the outskirts of my town so this will help me out soooooo much !!! If I successfully build a eboard that works if feel like it’ll be a life changing thing in my life for commuting lol But anyways I got the vesc speed controller & 6374 190kv motor from the DIY electric skateboard website.Can you please tell me if I got everything too build a correct electric longboard I’ll show the links

  1. OOOUSE XT60 Connector Pairs - Pack of 5 pairs https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FAPYXS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  2. Battery Charger Charging Cable: HXT 4.0mm Male (Redcat, HobbyKing) to 4mm Bullet Banana Plugs

  1. Plano 3740 Waterproof Stowaway


4.DROK Blue Back-light LCD https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LQ7MT4K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  1. 83mm Pro Longboard https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N59ULM7/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  2. Pack(3) New Series Serial 4MM Bullet Battery Adapter


  1. DIY electric skateboard Motor Mount Kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6AGCEL/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  2. Genuine SKYRC iMAX B6AC V2 Dual Power


  1. ZIPPY Compact 5000mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack


  1. DIY Pulley and Motor Gear Parts Complete Kit


  1. Caliber Trucks Cal II 50° RKP Longboard Trucks


14.Favrison Flysky FS-GT2E AFHDS 2A 2.4ghz 2CH Radio


Whoooa that took a lot of finger pressing lol :joy: but let me know if I missed anything or any advice for me would be much appreciated

Update: Ended up buying a 3rd battery so I can run 9s & also bought another pulley system from DIY electric skateboard website. Because the motor pulley that I had now only has 10T I calculate it & the speed for it was 13mph-18mph. The DIY motor pulley system has 16T with that my mph should be now 22mph-29mph. I forsure wanted more speed


Get a GT2B if you can, saves you having to buy new batteries every so often

Those Acid Mellon Caliber IIs look fabulous. BRB, gotta add something to my amazon cart…

I suggest you build an 18650 battery. LiPos can and have caught fire in my experience due to rough riding causing impact damage to the pouches.

The pullley you’ve listed is pretty standard and good. However they will collide with the caliber II trucks. you’ll need to bore them out a bit for them to fit properly.

For the price of that battery configuration you want to build (comes in around $180), you might as well buy the DIYEBOARD battery 10S5P kit for $200. It offers WAY more bang for the buck. 10S vs 6S, still has battery voltage display, 360WH (versus your current battery’s 111WH), comes with BMS already wired up and a laptop styled charger, so you don’t have to disassemble the board when you want to charge it.

Edit: Oh, and get this remote https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nano-2-4Ghz-mini-remote-controller-for-electric-longbaord-skateboard/302546264092?hash=item467129a01c:g:t18AAOSwOyZZcJDv


That remote is a death trap. Had multiple cutouts when I tried a friends one and I remember when they first started showing up on these forums a lot of people had similar complaints. Even when they work, they’re still very twitchy with minimal travel in comparison. I’ve done 1000’s of km with my GT2B and never had a cutout

How is the nano remote a deathtrap?

In order to get 14 miles round trip you are probably looking at 10s4p or 5p depending on the battery or go 12s4p and that should get you more then 14 miles. Plus I don’t see a board on this set up

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interesting. never had cutout issues with the v1 or v2.

I’m using mine

Thanks for the advice. I ordered everything last night though :grimacing:

I’ve read about the 18650 batteries I really want them. But since this is my first build I wanted to go simple first. My second board will forsure have it

instead of doubling down, I recommend you return what you ordered and buy that DIYEBORD kit. It’ll be much easier to put together for a beginner. Not to mention it’s just more economically viable…


No worries, assuming it uses the same antenna etc as the GT2B, it should be a solid remote

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With the batteries that I’m buying if I buy a third one, will that work or will it fry my vesc ??

I’m with you on this. Not to mention the li-ion supports more charge cycles. Buy once, cry once applies here.

in regards to the pulley, I just bought a 15mm pulley kit from @johnny_261 on here that doesn’t require boring for the caliber trucks. It just came in today and bolts up nice to the calibers I purchased for my build. Anyone know what belt width that Amazon kit is running?

Famous last words that most of us have said. Next thing you know you spent a few thousand and are trying to sell used parts.


I wonder how my 600 dollar budget board turned into dual 6374 10s5p board, I also wonder where my kidney went.


To be fair, I think I would have preferred taking his approach when I built my first board.

I initially had a generic deck with 10S3P battery and a single 6374 motor/VESC and the original plan was to add another 6374/VESC down the track.

After everything I learnt over the process of building my first board, I basically decided it was going to make more sense to use what I’d learnt (not just about good combinations of parts, but also tooling and component layout/design etc) and start from scratch on a new build.

Apart from one of my original VESCs, none of the parts on my new build have been carried over from my first build, and I expect that most people that really get into this hobby are never really going to be truly happy with their first build unless they come from a background of designing/building similar things :slight_smile:

Can’t argue with your second sentence though :stuck_out_tongue:


Can confirm, I used this pulley and had to do this. This pulley set really only makes sense if you buy direct from china and pay $15. If you’re already paying $30, I’d say pay $14 more and get the one from Torqueboards. Or check out some of the ones other members are selling on this site, there’s good quality ones for good prices.

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I don’t see what’s wrong with lipos. They’re great for high discharge, and they’ll last for several years if you treat them right.

@MannyM0E 6 of these https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-flightmax-5800mah-2s1p-30c.html Either in 12s1p or 6s2p configuration should get you 14 miles round trip, and as long as you get a BMS, or set up some type of 1-port charging, you should be good to go. Charging them individually on the charger could take 8+ hours