First of all i want to thank everyone that contributed to this forum it is truly great! If it was not for this forum i would not been available to plan and hopefully make my own esk8
( Just a warning i am from sweden so english is not my mother tongue and to make it even worse I have dyslexia so I can’t spell at all. If you can’t handel poor spelling just don’t read this post to save yourself from the trubbel )
I will try to keep everything as short as possible. I have been reading the forum for some time now and i think i have got the basics of makeing a esk8 but I have some questions that i will try to make as specific as possible.
Like i mentioned before, im from sweden so i want to purchase nothing from US if possible because of tax and shipping.
I live in a area with some hills but not to manie. I am not so havey at 65 kg ( 145 lbs)
The only parts i have is my curent non electric longboard. So deck and truks ( will have to swap wheels )
What i priorities
(in order of importance)
- Reliability - this is without a question the most importantly one i DON’T want to replace parts often.
- Acceleration / speed - What I mean is that I want the bord not to be super fast or have extreme acceleration and torque. But rather to have the perfect balance of the two that i desire.
- Budget - My budget can be changed but only if it is necessary to achieve the two points above this one.
500$ - 670$. 670$ is the absolut max limit as it equals 6000 swedish SEK and that is really pushing my budget. Preferably the total cost should be around 500$ ( 4500 SEK)
What I want my esk8 to be
I want my esk8 to be a fun project that dosen’t break the bank. I yust want a eska8 to cruise around in and short transportation. Ther for it don’t need to be very powerful or have the longest range ( 8s 5800mAh ). i want the top speed to be approximately 35 km/h ( 22 mph ) but not lower. when it comes to torque and acceleration I really don’t know. All i know is that it should not feel sluggish and it don’t need to go upp 20°-30° hills. Ofc I want a “sleek design” but it will not be prioritiesd over good quality components.
Parts I’m considering to buy and why I think they will suit My needs
This is where I need your help! if i picked som bad parts or if there are parts that better suits my needs pls tell me! ( please keep my budget in mind if you recommend something)
Battery: ZIPPY Compact 5800mAh 8S 25C Lipo Pac 55$. I want a compact battery that still provides high enough voltage ( 8s = 29.6V) to make the board feel powerful. Please correct me if i’m wrongbut 25c shuld be enough right? I know 5800mAh will not give me longe range but my plan is to just buy another one and hook it up in parallel if i wante longer range.
Charger: IMAX B6AC V2 Professional Balance Charger/Discharger 42$. This one is cheap and shuld be good ( I wante the charger to plug in to a regular ac socket, not a car battery). My battery have the balance plug divided in to two JST-XH ( 2x 4s split) so will it work with my 8s battery yes or no?
Motor: Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 6364 75$-85$. This motor seems to be popular her on the forum. but which kv shuld i get? 190, 213 or 245? i understand that the 245kv will have the Highest rpm but will it have less torque because of the higher kv/rpm? what shuld i get to fit my needs/wanted speed and torque?
ESC: The VESC 200$:scream: Sem to be popular her at esk8. Only problem is that it is quite expensive particularly in EU is ther any other good ones? I want too be abel to have these key features: over discharge protection, regenerativ braking (that don’t over charge the battery) and change the smoothness of acceleration and breaking. Is buying a VESC from ebay for 90$ a big no no?
Pulleys and belts: 12mm wide drive pulley kit from enertion 83$. I want it to be reliable and give me the desired speed/torque. if some one knows a good kit that don’t compromise on qualety and suits my desired top speed for less her in EU please tell me.
Motor mount: CNC motor mount and truck clamp from Alien power system 50$. Will fit my truck and was cheap.
Wheels: abec 11 flywheel 96$. Fitt the wheel pully
Transmitter / receiver: Alien Power System 2.4Ghz Electric skateboard Remote control 55$. Looks small and nice is it any good?
Total cost = About 660$ ( 5900 SEK ) Is ther anything i can cheap out on to bring the cost down without compromising on the qualety?
Sorry that the post became so long I want to say THANK YOU to every one that wants to help me it is highly appreciated. Cheers from sweden