First of all I owe this build to @cmatson and his Pocket Rocket build (http://tinyurl.com/gorzymf) and @RunPlayBack and his Jet Tomahawk Dual Carvon Build (http://tinyurl.com/jzpbhv2) Without their documentation I would have never attempted my this.
The goal was to create a stealthy small esk8 to take around my hood for errands and whatnot. Dependable hardware was a must.
Motors I used Paracord to sleeve the motor wires. Since I weigh 185-195 depending on the week. @LEVer suggested I go with his dual hub. I actually purchased the v2.0 hubs first but I replaced them as soon as he announced the v2.5 with a lower kv for better acceleration. After a couple days with the dual hubs I think I could have gone with the single hub motors. These things are fast! I always ease up on the throttle and I don’t think I’ve come close to their full potential. I’m being very careful because of everyone horror stories posted here.
Battery After seeing @RunPlayBack ’s A2ESK8 Old School Mini Cruiser http://tinyurl.com/jhhp2oj and reading about the benefits of using a compact 12s1p LiFePO4 systemI decided to go with the same battery. At the time, the only place I knew to get one prebuilt was to get one through Unfortunately, it was not yet ready to ship. I was warned it would take a few weeks to ship. Turns out it took 3 Months and 8 Days! It was so hard to see my deck all setup without a battery all summer. I think they have it all worked out now but if you order one you should definitely check when they can ship it out before. I have yet to see how much range I get out of it. But I road it for a few miles and I didn’t feel any loss of power the whole time.
Enclosure I went with Psycotiller. He made me a perfect enclosure for this build. (1.5in x 6.25in x 15.25in) with a .5” flange. This was perfect for my build. I think I may go back and have him remake it and just add a little more thickness. Things are definitely packed inside, I forgot to account for the concave of the board. Im afraid its adding some stress to the battery and vescs.
Speed Controller Ollie Vescs 4.12. Firmware 2.18 Now I have to admit. I was too excited and just plugged in @RunPlayBack ’s vesc settings from http://tinyurl.com/zcddhe4 and it just worked. I will go back and fine-tune it soon. Im not using the can bus connector. More on that later.
Remote I have a nano, 2.4Ghz mini remote - Trigger Style, and a GT2B remote. I haven’t even tried the nano or mini remotes yet because of all the complaints here. I got the GT2B last and modded it. It was super easy and I haven’t had a problem with it yet. As for the receiver I used a y spitter (with the red wire cut on one end) to connect the receiver to the two vescs. @LEVer said this was better.
Carvon Dual Hub v2.5 Motors (http://tinyurl.com/jx8k9jg)
DIYelectricSkateboard 12S1P A123 26650 EPOWER Battery (http://tinyurl.com/zr2w6br)
Psycotiller’s Custom Enclosure (http://tinyurl.com/hb769mj)
Ollin VESC 4.12 - Vedder’s Speed Controller (http://tinyurl.com/htkg4jz)
GT2B Modded Remote (http://tinyurl.com/gtmr5ea)
Arbor 2016 Rally - Groundswell Series Deck (http://tinyurl.com/zbzjezp)
Bern Unlimited Brentwood Summer Helmet with Flip Visor (http://tinyurl.com/jnj826e)
Paracord Planet 650 Nylon Parachute Cord (http://tinyurl.com/jrjsq4w)
Uxcell Silicone USB Port Cover Anti Dust Protector (http://tinyurl.com/jk5gsy2)
RAYSUN 30CM 3Pin Male to 2 Female JR Servo Extension Y Splitter (http://tinyurl.com/h44f7eu)
E-Z Lok Threaded Insert (http://tinyurl.com/zb2pt33)
Stardrift 3mm Inner Diameter Ferrite Core (http://tinyurl.com/zazak78)