Hey everyone. This is my first post here (as stated), and i’d like to get some input from other on my current ideas.
My goal is approximately 25-30mph max and decent run time (a few miles maybe?) anything achievable with a beginner setup.
The board itself: For my first build I’m on a relatively tight budget like most others, so i’ll be using the pre existing step that I have on my current longboard.
Sector 9 42 inch deck, bamboo drop thru Orangatang Kegel 80mm wheels Bones Red Ceramic bearings Gullwing Sidewinder trucks
I’m not sure how important that info is, but I figured i’d include it just in case Now onto the build…
For my board I’m looking to use an Alien 190kV motor or an Alien 170kV motor. This brings me to my first question: What would the difference be between a 2200w 190kV motor and the 3200w 170kV motor be? I understand the difference in wattage and kV, but do not understand how big the difference will be. Would the 170 be better due to the higher wattage? Or could the 190 be better due to the higher kV? Any info would help.
For the mount/clamp, I will be using this one, the Alien Drive universal mount with the 9mm belt and the 63mm version. I will be using the Paris truck type option being that I believe this will be the closest to the sidewinder hangers. If anyone else thinks otherwise please say so.
Now for my batteries… This is where I’m slightly stumped. Im leaning towards a 9-10s lipo setup, but I would like to use multiple lipos in series. I currently have an 11.1v 3s lipo with 35c discharge and 5500mAh. Would I be able to use this in my setup at all, perhaps by getting more lipos of similar stats? Also would it truly be that much better running a 10s setup over a 9s? What I was thinking was getting 2 more 3s lipos and wiring all 3 in series to make it a 9s setup. Is there another way that would be easier regarding theses batteries and getting a 9/10s setup? This is mostly due to my budget restrictions by the way. Any help with that will be greatly appreciated.
For an esc, I would like some suggestions on a relatively cheap one, I will upgrade later though if necessary. This also goes for a BMS, being that I heard they help a lot in charging multiple lipo batteries at once while also helping your circuit in general. Some input on this would be helpful if possible.
I think that pretty much completes it. if you guys wouldn’t mind saying if I missed something or perhaps a change (important or minuscule) that would be great.
I hope this is relatively easy to understand, being that i’m only 15 (young compared to most people who build it seems) and have only some knowledge on electrical wiring and other things relating to that. If you have any questions for me, i’ll see if I can answer them. Thank you all so much for this forum, I have already learned a lot in just the 2 weeks I have explored it for.
Hope I didn’t go overkill on this! -Sean