Yo. Finally got everything together, this has been months in the making due to lack of good weather in ol’ north of England. I plan to put the build log here, and probably make a video about it . I feel more than ready to do this, been browsing this forum for what seems like years now! Here’s the final parts list, hoping for a smudge of help on the batteries though.
Deck: I own a nice 42 inch pintail for this build. In future I’m going to use a kicktail deck, i just prefer them
Trucks/mount/wheels: Caliber 2’s with 'tillers mount and 83mm Flywheel clones
VESC, toyed around with a beast ESC but thanks to @ProtoBoards’s best prices in the UK it has to be VESC
Batteries: I’ve whittled this down to two choices. Either:
2x Multistar High Capacity 4S 10000mAh Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack OR 3x ZIPPY Compact 5000mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack
I’m trying to be somewhat cost effective here too. Price difference here is negligible. The question i have is: is there any reason a VESC would have problems with 9s or 8s in particular that i’m unaware of? 9s Keeps me at about 5700 ERPM so its fine on that front.
Id prefer 8s just for the range, since the speed difference isn’t that much. I just have a suspicion that might not fit well with VESC? If anyone could enlighten me that’d be great.
For hardware I’ve some nice 3d printed 36t pulleys and a 15t pulley for the SK3. A nano remote for control, and various other bits and bobs will be fine.
So thats it. Excited to get building very soon