Greetings to Everyone,
I am looking to get some feedback on a project I am working on. I am building a low, wide radio-controlled vehicle to move around large bins carrying debris. The plan is to use a vehicle with “crab steering” to go underneath a bin, clamp onto it and then move it to a desired location. This is not a skateboard and is not intended to be ridden by a person.
Wait- what’s that? Why am I here then? Well… because I am using just about all of the components involved in building an electric skateboard. As such, I wanted to share some info and hopefully get some feedback and helpful hints from those who have more experience.
-The idea is build a frame in the shape of a rectangle, and use four 120mm Flipsky All Terrain wheels.
I will also be using the Flipsky 5M 40T Belt Pulley gear (on each wheel).
(4)Flipsky 6384 190kv motors will be used along with a 16T pulley on each motor
(2) Flipsky Dual FSEC 6.6 controllers will be used along with a PWM/PPM signal converter module for each
A 6 channel RC surface radio will be used to control the vehicle
Battery will be only 12v heavy SLA batteries for needed weight, simplicity and endurance
That is a preliminary list of components. I will also source items such as connectors, motor mounts, drive belts etc. as parts arrive and the build comes together.
I do have a few questions about the plan listed…
Has anyone ever used the ESC’s in a FWD/REV situation? I realize that it would not be normal (much less desired for skateboard use) intended use of such items.
My calculated top speed with load is 18.7 km/h or 11.62 mph. Torque should be adequate to turn or move a bin rolling on large swivel castors. Does anyone see an issue with the belts, or pulleys holding up to such an application?
Any input or helpful information would be greatly appreciated.