I had a very simple and very plug and play build running LiPos, but decided to revamp it, so here’s the rundown my first proper/updated build.
The bits (I have probably forgotten a couple of things here): Deck - Loaded Tesseract Battery Pack - 12s5p with Sony VTC6 18650s BMS - Supower/Batterysupports 12s 30A BMS (using this for charge only, so ordered a lower discharge current rating). Enclosure - Psychotiller’s Knuckles enclosure Trucks - Psychotiller’s Ripba Dual 200mm Truck set (using half inch risers) Motors - 2xMaytech 6355s from Psychotiller (using 12mm 16T 5mm HTD motor pulley) Vedder Anti-Spark Switch from Psychotiller ESC - 2xTorqueboards VESC Wheels - ABEC11 97mm flywheels (with 36T wheel pulley from torqueboards). Transmitter/receiver - GT2B with two corresponding receivers (using two receivers rather than CAN bus, one per VESC)
Pics of the progress so far…
Board with mounts/motors:
Doggo hates it, she can remember the sound the Evolve GTX makes.
Battery pack construction
Parallel pack spot welded:
All connected up (lots of nickel strips stacked up on the series connections that go length-ways along the pack):
Did some insulating then folded the pack out:
All wrapped up:
I’ve connected up the BMS and an XT90 off the battery pack and it is on its first charge as I write this, no pics of that yet. All that’s left now is attach the bits to the deck and attach the enclosure. Big thanks to @psychotiller for answering many questions about the build!
Edit: Had a little hassle when ordering stuff for the battery pack. Watch out for fake batteries, I got a fake bunch of HG2s from ebay (local seller in Australia and luckily they refunded quickly). Did some searching and found people on vaping forums recommending the seller Supersports600 (in Australia) who seems to do much more testing to weed out fakes. I ended up ordering my VTC6s from them and everything was good! Based on my experience, I’d recommend chatting to them if you’re looking to order in Australia!