Relatively new guy here, been reading and researching for a good few months now and finally started buying parts…
I’ve been mountiainboarding for around 13 years, competing in UK comps for the last 10 years (mainly BoarderX racing but I also dabble in a bit of freestlye now and again) so I already have a decent mountainboard; Trampa HolyPro. I also founded a competitive mountainboarding team known as the NEAT Boarders (North East All Terrain Boarders) which is now one of the bigger UK teams. (Founded in North East England, but now an international team). I was thinking of getting an extra complete mountainboard for going electric, but then started thinking how and when I’d use it; my main uses will be to get to and from drone flying spots, and to and from mountainboarding spots. I can easily carry drone gear whilst riding, but maybe not so much with carrying a 2nd mountainboard! So, I want to make a detachable electric system that I can remove when I want to ride the hills/tracks/jumps of local mountainboarding spots. (Similar concept to @janpom’s plans, build thread here; https://www.electric-skateboard.builders/t/velcro-board-mbs-core-94-idea-ats-mounts-single-sk3-149kv-12s-lipo-escape/49909?u=andybigd)
So for the purposes of this thread I’ve named my setup the NEAT Board, which in this circumstance will stand for Nonpermanent Electric All Terrain Boad. I also hope to make it as neat as possible
- Trampa HolyPro
- 17 ply deck
- Vertigo Baseplates
- Infinity Hangers
- Superstar Hubs + Primo Alpha Tyres
- MBS F5 Bindings + Heelstraps
- AlienPowerSystem 6384 Sensored 170kV motors (x2)
- E-Toxx Dual Direct Drive
- 12S 11.6 Ah 25C (4x Zippy Compact 6S 5800mAh 25C - 2P then 2S)
- ESCapes (x2)
- Explorer 2209 Case
Batteries & ESCs & Rx etc will all be in the one central case, which will be easily removable from the deck. Direct Drive + Motors will be bought with a new Hanger, so I can swap out the whole hanger to an un-powered one.
I’ve already got the motors, batteries, Tx/Rx, cables & connectors on order, and signed up to the ESCape group buy. I just need to speak to @nowind and sort out an order for the Direct Drive. I was contemplating the FatBoy Inner Gear Direct Drive (beautifully simple design @ a great price), but a completely sealed drivetrain with the ability to change wheels without deflating tyres is just too perfect of a design not to get.
So… I’m immensely looking forward to starting this build and will most likely have many questions when it comes to ESC software setup.
Here’s the concept;
My working BOM:
My in-depth Lipo Battery research:
And my own calculator: