Well, i’ve committed to hopping on the Haya train with the second round coming at some point.
The intent behind this build is to transplant my current build over to the Haya.
Originally I just wanted to start off by building a 12S8P battery, but the stress of adding up parts to make it totaling over $800 literally gave me shingles- had to take medicine. I still want to upgrade my board this year, hopefully without breaking the bank too much.
So, i’ve taken the plunge on some battery building supplies. I’ve purchased the MinispotA spot welder with lipo/charger, 10 additional 25R cells, battery shrink wrap, kapton tape, nickel strip, extra silicone wire I don’t have on hand, cell terminal protectors… etc. The plan is to disassemble my current Chibattery 10S4P 25R, re-make it (keeping the spot welds on the original 4P groups) adding an additional cell per P group for 10S5P, re-wiring the BMS… making it my own, built for the Haya.
I haven’t seen anyone paint their Haya yet, and I really like the look of the Exway X1’s finish… some sort of Line-X type material. I’ll be going for the same sort of finish with some truck bed liner spray, and possibly the Haya logo in a few primary colors (think Google colors ) masked off from the truck-bed finish of the rest of the board
Plan is, with dyed black Nylon, TPU, conformal coating if needed, some good thin rubber sealing material, to make this thing as water tight as possible. On a similar note, all of my builds and projects are always looking janky. My goal with this is to make it look as clean as possible, and put time into cable management, routing, etc, with 3d printed cable routing, ESC and BMS holders, etc. I see a lot of freshly soldered bullets in my future.
I’m considering some way to be able to quick connect an entire boost converter module, similar to the one on my build now, but at the same time I don’t want it to detract from the simplicity the Haya is able to provide. So, this might come at a (much) later date.
Here’s some mockups I did real quick to make sure everything would fit. This is the mockup i’ll be using to design the rest of the components (loop key, charge port) that will hopefully be cleanly nestled inside some risers that will eventually be printed.