Hey, this will be my first electric board build. I’ve been esk8ting for two years on my Boosted v2. However I need a way to include my daughter’s and wife so I thought why not another board so I can have someone to ride with. It’s been about four years since I’ve touched a brushless motor and ESC (helicopters and foam wings), so I’ve had to ask some questions and do some reading to remember stuff. I’m also very much into motorcycles and dirtbiking or rather anything that moves with a motor… I’m currently living on the North Shore of Oahu. My roads are 90% flat and well paved until you find some roads heading up the mountains then it gets steep quick.
I picked up four boards when we moved to Hawaii. I have two of these. I’ve fit myself and three kids on one at the same time. It’s a big board with a little flex to it. I should have plenty of space for stuff under the board.
Since this wasn’t really a budget build I decided to go dual motor 12s. I’m around 180lbs, but probably closer to 220lbs with all the motorcycle gear and board weight.
So on the 29th of October I went nuts online and ordered parts till my credit card company decided I had way to many PayPal purchases and put a hold on it till I called.
So the parts have slowly started rolling in this week. Enough for me to start the build till my batteries show up.
Current wheels are the black 83mm that come from diy kit. I’ve already ordered (I know their big) 107mm Abec flywheels.
Other bits include mini remote, higher duro barrel bushings for my weight. 16t or 18t motor pulleys. I’m sure I forgot some stuff. BT telemetry, got that as well. I have two 12"x24" kydex sheets to make custom battery and electronics boxes.
Charger is a Protek640 6s/40a/1000w with a 750w power supply https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-rc-prodigy-640-high-power-lipo-life-dc-battery-charger-6s-40a-1000w-ptk-8512/p260578
Battery’s… It will be for testing two large 5000mah plus 40c lipos. I’ll be using a wattmeter to determine my actual amp usage at various voltages to determine what type of 12s?p battery to make. Which will probably be 18650s
So questions so far. 1.The motor wires. Only point forward if I don’t want to completely bend them. Maybe deck risers or leave it forward?
How much space between the deck and the motors to account for turning?
Blue loctite okay? (Lots of vibrating parts)
I’ll think of something… Connecting the FOCBOX together. Which plug does it share?
More pictures and questions to come as the rest of the parts come in and I have free time to build this.
Yes, I’m aware this is a big and fast build. Yes I have safety gear for riding. I have four daughter’s and a wife to tell me to be careful so don’t waste your time on me.
I am quite busy with work so if I have questions about the build I usually search for the answer but if it takes to long I’ll just ask… So far I’ve seen a lot of good information and already got some good help and I look forward to more.
Also, if it appears I have missed some sort of important parts let me know😬