I need some help choosing a motor and an ESC for my first build.
Some numbers to work with
top speed I want: 30-35km/h (~20mph)
normal speed (most time): 20kmh (~12mph)
my weight: 60kg (~130lbs)
My build will run with 2x3S Lipos in series -> 6S
I don’t need much torque, as I’m living in a flat area and don’t need starts from standing still.
I will use this mount which fits for 5065 and 5055 motors. (the motor pulley, I will buy on my own, depending on the needed gearing ratio to gain my wanted top speed (which depends on the kV of the motor xD). I know how to use the eSk8-calc:slight_smile: ).
So found some motors, which I may use for my own build, but I can’t decide, cause I don’t know I will benefit from low kV. However, here are some:
Turnigy SK3 5055-280kv
Turnigy SK3 5065-320kv (example calculation for this motor)
PROPDRIVE v2 5060 270KV (I don’t even know, they would fit, but 5060 is between 5055 and 5065 so I thought…) (I’ve seen nobody testing them (the VERSION2), but I’ve seen the NTM 5060 270kV in many builds (not V2))
which motor fits my use case the most or are there any proposals for a different motor in about the same price-range?
I also found some ESCs, which should get the job done, but don’t know, which one to pick
FVT 120A (Primary choice, cause It’s recommended in some threads and the Skateboard Programming)
HobbyKing X-Car Beast 120A
Hobbywing 150A (seen much people recommend this, but its price is a little higher (~75€ -> ~80$) (the FVT costs 15€ less, including taxes))
I’ve also read about people running their motor with this 90A Boat ESC who said ‘it never ran hot’. It has a really attractive price, but I’m not quite sure about it.
So which ESC would you guys recommend? Is the FVT alright?
PS: The recommendation of the wheel pulley says, that it only fits 72mm wheels. But I will just drill holes in my wheels. So it should work with this pulley, shouldn’t it?
btw, I’m from Germany so hobbyking parts should be in EU-warehouse for me
PPS: sry for the long text and sorry for shitty grammar, etc xD