Been lurking on this great forum for the last couple weeks. Very helpful community! I appreciate all the wisdom/knowledge that people have offered on this site. I recently got back into longboarding from a 4 year hiatus, and it reminded me of how much I didn’t like to push. Fast forward a few weeks (and lots of hours) of research, and I think im ready to build.
I chose this deck for a few reasons: To keep costs low, for 8ply stiffness, its symmetrical design, and because its a blank deck. SO wants to paint it for me which should be cool.
Caliber 2 10in 50 deg
I went with the calibers because, well, they are calibers. 50 deg trucks because with a top speed of ~25mph I dont think 44 deg will be necessary. 10 in width for clearance for 12mm belts and dual 6355. Do you think I will have to modify the trucks to make everything fit?
ABEC 11 Flywheels 83mm
I love the ABEC Gumballs that I currently have.
TB 36T wheel, 14T motor
I kinda wanted to go for 15T motor pulley, but the top speed difference seemed negligible. TB also had a decently priced kit for 14tmotor/36twheel.
Im probably just gonna make the open source mounts that onloop was kind enough to give to this community. Thanks man!
TB 6355 190kv
Everyone seems pretty satisfied with these motors. Im planning on running them sensored.
THE FOCBOX looks amazing but I dont think I can justify that price for two. I couldnt find a better quality VESC anywhere in stock. It seems like some people have had bad experiences with the TB VESC, but im hoping those are just the loud minority. FOC looks like its sweet, but ive also heard that these TB VESCs can have issues running it. What do you guys think?
10S4P Samsung 30Q cells
My commute is ~10 miles. I would like to leave some extra juice in the pack incase i have a detour or errand. 60a continuous im hoping will be enough to prevent most of the voltage sag. Its fairly flat around me, but there are some decent hills in my town (~5-18% grade).
TB 2.4 nano
The form factor of this remote really sold me. The nunchuck was a close second, but this looked alot easier to slide into a pocket and forget.
Risers: 1/4 for wheel/motor clearance and dampening. Do you think 1/4 is enough?
10s BMS, power button, battery capacity indicator. Looking at ordering these from Mike Beard’s Site. Hes the only place I found a power button in stock. Have any of you ordered through him before?
Im willing to spend ~1000 USD on this build, and another ~250 for tooling and misc. If there is something that would make a significant difference in performance/functionality I would be ok with spending a little more. For the electronics case im planning on molding kydex, but im still not sure about that.
I hoped my breakdown was informative enough as to why I chose the parts I did. If you see any glaring mistakes or have any ideas im all ears. Thanks for reading!