I know there is a thread for sketches just like this one, but I thought that perhaps this will be a good idea.
I always see how everybody tries to install this large motors behind the narrow space between motor mounts due to the short width of most trucks, originaly designed for traditional skateboards. Yesterday I did this sketch. What do you think of this “Silva Mounts”?
Is this a feasible concept? Could anybody replicate such a design? Drawbacks? Advantages? How about the double belt concept? Protruding motor Mount? Is this possible?
That is a cool design, possibly really good for customization with gearing. The thing is that that there are 4 belts that can break (More points of failure). If you really want more space, just use a reverse mount from torque boards. Really cool design though, people just need to reduce the prices of belts.
Yeah…complexity… but what else is more complex than a simple 50’s era truck that was only meant originally to slide a wooden board and 4 urethane wheels with corresponding bearings…and today we are adding wheel pulleys, motor pulleys, motor mounts, motors, belts, double bushings, idlers and dozen more washers, nuts and bolts (??)
What complexity are we talking here if we already got an over-complexed system beyond its original design? Come onnnn? Really? 'Am just proposing to add perhaps two more elements to an already over-complexed system and the dang thing keeps growing and growing with the hobby every single day.
Think about this… A mount, solidly mounted to the truck, but it’s in two parts, a little bit like the Enertion mount. It pivots on the top centre bolt, and has a tension spring in the bottom, pulling the two parts together.
The outrunner is mounted with the can wheel-side, (so opposite to how we normally mount it), covered in a high grip rubber material. It’s being pulled on to the wheel and when you accelerate, the outrunner runs on the outside of the wheel, rolling it thus propelling you along… Huh?
That sounds great!! Could you draw a sketch to better understand the point?
Muy idea was basically to get a larger gap inside both mounts so se can mount larger motors despite the shorts distance offered by modern skateboard trucks (which normally are no more than 180 mm in lenght)