Hello Reading on this forum has been spectacular so far. I’m building my first esk8 which will fit in a half-locker at my university’s gym. It’ll have a knock-off pennyboard deck that I already own… I’ll be fine!
Could someone please do a sanity check on my parts list?
1x Zippy compact 6s 5000mAh
KEDA 195kV outrunner
X-Car Beast 120A
Trucks and wheels https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Cal-7-Longboard-Flywheel-180mm-Truck-Bearing-83mm-Black-Skateboard-Wheels/263173290839?hash=item3d4659bb57%3Ag%3APaoAAOSwkthZpH03&_sacat=0&_nkw=83m+longboard+wheels&_from=R40&rt=nc
I don’t have much room under the board for parallel batteries; online calculators estimate ~10km. The calculator also spit out a measly 18.5km/h loaded max speed. Max road grade of 70%. My thoughts:
- I do not want loads of speed anyways on this minimized deck; want to replace kicking and a little bit more
- This config gives me peace of mind with the medium hills in my area… right?
- This can get me to my gym back and forth 3x in one charge, that’s not bad
The reason I’m using a noisy-braking x-car instead of this guy from ebay, is because I want the ability to control my PWM from a microcontroller.
That brings me to the feature which may or may not have been implemented in the past. I will interface an MPU 6050 gyro to measure angular velocity on the roll-axis to characterize, detect, and suppress speed wobble by applying the brakes. I have the general pipeline in mind and I can’t wait to start prototyping!
How concerned should I be about footbite on this small deck?
Thanks a million!!1!