This is going to first be a list of the components going into my DIY electric longboard and then transforming into a build log. But first, a bit about me (because I’m conceited and love talking about myself…not really).
I’m a master student in upstate New York, recently got my bachelor in Mechanical Engineering. I LOVE LOVE LOVE (did I mention LOVE?) DIY stuff and tinkering with electronics a bit. I have an extensive multi-year background working with drones in both hobby, recreational, research and commercial applications. Thus, I keep up with news and topics about those types of electronics which led me to these longboard thingies. I use to skateboard as a kid, longboarded for a couple years but have not been on a board in years. I have scoured forums, looked at countless build logs, read opinions, filtered through personal insults and come up with what I have decided is going to be a decent first build for myself. I’m 6’2" - 215 pounds, hardly any hills around here, though I might find some if I look hard…
I have no idea about range (anyone want to point me in the direction of some rules of thumb/calculators to determine range?) but without further ado…adue…a-doo…? Here is the list of parts I have already purchased and is now on the way here (Merry Christmas to me!!)
Board: -Arbor Axis Maple 40" (originally was going to make my own Loaded Vanguard clone, but time is of the essence) -Caliber 2 50 deg. Trucks -Pacific Flyer Abec 9 Bearings -83mm Flywheels (Abec clones from Amazon)
Propulsion System -Alien 6374 HEV 240KV 3300W for mono drive -DIYElectric VESC
Mounting -DIYElectric Mono Drive Kit: >13/36 tooth 12mm wide pulleys > Single motor mount for Caliber Trucks
- (2) 4s 6000mah Turnigy running in series to make 8s 6000mah
- DIYElectric Power Switch
- 8s lipo balance BMS 4A charge/ 15A discharge (bypassing to use for charging only)
- XLR microphone connectors
- 33.6V 2A brick (laptop style) charging adapter
- DROK digital battery indicator
Control System -Alien Power System 2.4Ghz Remote with Rx
I think that’s all for now. Let me know what everyone thinks of my parts list. I will keep you all posted on my progress as I’m sure I will get very giddy when boxes start to arrive later this week. Also, thanks in advance to the community for all of the valuable knowledge that you all spend your time to give so that passionate people can pursue their own endeavors - Cheers to you all!