So i have decided to create my own build… Here we go…
After some research (and still more to do) i have a foundation of parts that i will need in order to make my desired build. First we will start with the board.
My plan is to make a Black and Gold theme build using the Loaded Vanguard board. What i have already purchased:
x1 Loaded Vanguard 8.5" x 42" Flex 3 Deck
With the board i am planning on making a similar style to the boosted board with the battery pack on one side and the rest of the electrical items on the other side. But before i get into this, i am planning on painting/spray painting the bottom of the board a matte black colour to fit in with them theme. I will also add a black grip tape on top of the board.
x1 Paris Longboard Trucks V2 180mm 50 Matte Black
Orangatang Kegel 80mm Longboard Wheels - Purple
With the wheels I am planning on dyeing them black and maybe painting the green to gold, but i still haven’t figured out how i am going to do this and/or if its possible. (If you guys have any knowledge in this or can point me in the right direction please do.)
I have also order the fittings such as bearings, bolts etc.
That concludes it for the board parts.
Now moving on to the electrical side of the board. Starting with the motor mount. For the motor mount i plan on getting the “Alien Drive Systems Electric longboard DIY kit 63mm motor” which comes with the following;
32T-HTD5 HUB DRIVE PULLEY 15T-HTD5 motor pulley, 10mm bore, 3mm keyway 265mm-HTD5 9mm belt 3mm x15mm keyway Mounting screws
This motor mount has a range of different truck ring adapters and wheel hub drive adapters which i have matched with my setup. (Paris V2 Truck Ring Adapter, Orangutang Kegal Wheel Hub Drive). The gear set for this mount is 15T/32T but i will play around with a 14T/32T gear settings to see what i find more comfortable.
I will be ordering 2 of these as i am going for a dual rear drive setup.
Now as for the Motor i will be going for x2 6355 Outrunner Brushless Motor 190KV 2400W also from the alien power system website. I have noticed a lot of people are using the Enertion 190Kv motor and was wondering if that one would be better than the Alien one, or are they the same?
Now here is where it gets a little complicated. As my longboard is a Loaded Vanguard, it has a lot of flex to the board to placing batteries in the middle of the board is not ideal and as i am going for a boosted look i will like to have them at the end near the front trucks. The battery pack i have been looking at for now is a “Turnigy 5000mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack” with a Four lipo 3S 20C in series to make a total of 12s 4x3s.
They are small and can be compacted at the end of the board but i am not 100% sold on them. Do you guys think i need 12s to power my board or is 10s enough. I was thinking of maybe getting a S.P.A.C.E cell but i feel it would be too big for my board and may break due to the flexible board.
If you guys have any other Battery alternatives, maybe better ones please let me know. I also need to research on how to set them up and install them properly on the board and what accessories i need for like a power switch, watt meter, charger etc.
Any further information on batteries would be appreciated.
Now for the ESC, i am planning on getting x2 VESCs for each motor but i am stuck on which one to get. I am not too sure what ones are best, i have looked around and the most common seem to be Enertion, Chaka and diyelectricskateboard BUT i am still deciding on which one to get.
I also have seen this on the internet but am not sure if it is good or not and i haven’t heard much about it on the forums…
It is a cheeper alternative but i am not sure how good they are. If anyone could help me out with this i’d greatly appreciate it.
So far thats what i have for the board. for the enclosures i will figure it out as i progress with the board and get the technical side done. I will/may make some or maybe buy some online as i have found some nice ABS enclosures.
As for remote control i am still doing further research.
If i have anything missing or anything is incompatible please let me know this is the point where i am at so far.
now… off to do more research. (I will get you guys updated on on the board status as i progress if you are interested.)
I am now going to go with a 15T/36T gear selection and a 10s2p battery pack. (x2 5s LiPo batteries)