One of my co-workers has been designing and planning an electric skateboard build for the last 2 or 3 months. Just to get on his nerves i built this up in 1 weekend to show him he was dragging his feet.
The deck was a leftover longboard from an old employee. I took the trucks apart and used the base and made new axles/swingers to fit the motors from a cheap Chinese hoverboard. Power comes from a 12s Lipo battery but this will be replaced with a 18650 pack once i have some spare time.
At first it was setup as 4wd with tiny 20 or 30amp ESC’s from a Quadcopter. The seller could not tell me the Kv of the motor so the first ssetup was way too slow as the ESC were only 6s.
The board when fron OK to pretty good once I got 2 VESC’s (my girlfriends company did a run of VESC so i got to test them!) and I gutted 2 of the motors. It is still very heavy but has great torque and works great in the city and off-road!
I CNC machined the trucks and only made 1 set but if their is interest I could make some more. The motors are so cheap it kinda defeats the purpose to use CNC trucks, since they are exspensive.