Hey hey, long time lurker, first time poster here.
I’ve been reading about building a mountain board for some time now and I think I’ve finally got enough of an idea about it to put together a list of parts I’ll be using to build the board.
I’ve been skateboarding, riding dirt bikes, and cycling for as long as I can remember. But mountain boards are a whole new world for me, let alone electric mountain boards. I have lots of experience working with electronics and batteries and all that, but please do let me know if I’ve missed something in my parts list.
For the motors, I’ll be using Turnigy SK8 6374 149kw motors. Two of them to be exact.
Cost: $111 X 2= $222+Shipping?
For the trucks, motor mounts, wheels and tires, and hubs I’ll be using the DIYEBoard 11” offroad AllTerrain Truck Kit With 8” Pneumatic Tires.
I’m also playing with the idea of using that same truck/wheel/mount kit, but also including the motors in the kit.
This would negate the cost of the motors above, dropping the total build cost by $151. My problem here is that the motors are smaller at 6354 but higher KW rating at 180kw.
For the ESC, I’ll use the Flipsky Dual FSESC4.20 Plus with Remote.
Price is cheaper direct from Flipsky, so I quoted that price instead.
For the battery, I’ll use these.
Yes, I’m aware of not using batteries from untrusted vendors. I trust this vendor.
For the deck, I’ll use this one I found on Ebay, saving the trucks and wheels for some other random project.
I’ve already got wires, connectors, tools, and a shop, so that’s all covered.
Price with using the Turnigy Sk8 Motors: $1,009 USD Price using the 6354 motors included in the truck kit: $856
I still have a month or two before I start building. So for now, I’ll start by buying the stuff that I know will take some time to ship to the US. The rest, I’ll start scouring the buy/sell pages on FB, here, and Reddit.
I want this build to be as cheap as possible, while still maintaining a decent level of durability and dependability. I’m open to all ideas and suggestions on how to make this better/cheaper in any way.