this’ll be my 2nd build. I was close to doing the finishing touches on my Vanguard build(check out my other thread). I stopped midway because I fell in love with the Icarus Deck The Vanguard will be on the back burner. Most of the stuff will be transferred to this build.
Deck: Loaded Icarus Flex 1 - THIS THING IS BEATIFUL ESC: VESC 4.12 Motor(s): Single 6374 190kV - will eventually update to dual motors. Trucks: Caliber II 50° Wheels: Orangatang 80A Battery: 10S4P 25R Samsung Enclosure: Custom designed 3D Printed (PETG) Remote: GT2B Sparkle Mod
Everything is there except the VESC which is still undergoing repair and I’ll have to design a new enclosure for it.
I can only compare the deck to my Vanguard Flex 2. Flex is not too much different. I can see the Flex 2 would be much bouncier and more fun to carve. But I opted for the Flex 1 since it’ll be easier to build an enclosure for it.
I will keep this top post updated:
16.05.17: Deck arrived, test ride, measurements & comparison
This is how I’ve solved the top mounting part. There was not enough clearance for the motor when going drop through. I’ve top mounted the trucks and made myself an “shock” pad to even out the stress on the holes and the thin walls.
Comparision between the Vanguard & Icarus. I also put the finished Vanguard enclosures on the Icarus. As you can see they would fit. But the design is so inefficient in terms of space usage. I’ve made a new one from scratch which will give me more space between both enclosures.
New enclosure design - 4x M5 screws holding it down. Its splitted in 2 parts to handle the flex. There will be a foam mat underneath to give protection to the electronics and to tighten down the enclosure onto the mat. This design sits just right up to the baseplate of the trucks.
18.05.2017: I nailed down the enclosure design. First half is printed. Used the heatgun to adjust it to the concave I designed it not to sit on the wheel flares as it is impossible to align the shape of the enclosure to those sexy curves. As you can see I made 2 slits to get the cable through. I don’t want to route wire channels into this deck. I want to be as less invasive as possible haha… I’ll use glass fiber spatula on the inside to reinforce it. Afterwards it’ll be sanded and spray painted.
From the drawing board to printing Aligns nicely to the concave.
Second half currently printing.: