so im planning a build for a commuting/forest riding rig and have some questions
Board im not quite sure what board(base plate) to pick, im around 197cm and 140kg, i will be carrying some equipment most of the time so it needs to withstand max 160kg it seems that the trampa boards are the way to go, are there any alternatives ? and how many layers (ie ply)? I will be using straps with the option to use heelstraps
Trucks/Hangers Is there any difference between infinity and vertigo trucks and hangers beside weight ? I know I need to buy a hanger from etoxx to fit with the driver mech
drive mech *pulleys I’m not sure about them, too many horror stories and don’t think that the dirt will treat them well *chains Could be a good idea, open chain system are used on all bicycles but they are usually much higher up so dirt isn’t really a problem *direct drive This is the way I want to go I’ve not heard any bad things about the direct drive(other than a bit of a noise) Helical gears, are they worth it noise Vs price ?
ESC’s now i know that this topic is directly related to the motors i pick *the original VESC 6 that trampa sells are quite expensive, are they worth it ? *focboxes Seems to fail quite often *EScape’s Seem to be solid, would just have to wait for a community order when the time comes *flipsky This is probably the way I’ll go, if they can handle the motors *others *Alien Could this work ?
Motors Go big or go home Now I know that this is a bit of a high kv paired with the 5:1 gear ratio, loaded top speed should be around 50-60km/h
Batteries: i dont really consider lipos an option, used them in my racing and freestyle quads and while they suit that application okay id rather have something that’l last for this as it will probably be my main transport vehicle
*18650 vs 26650? 18650’s are great, i know because i use them in my mech mods every day, but the 26650 offer more throughput per cell(ie max amps pulled) *samsung25r = 205,83 wh/kg (9wh per cell) *Ijoy4200mah= 166 wh/kg (15,12 wh per cell)
another thing im considering: i want the battery to be somewhat modular i was thinking about building a 12s10p (1080wh) battery options are 121s10p 1212s1p for me its more logical to build a 12*1s10p than the other, when the battery gets older it would be easy to swap out packs
Other electronics *Bluetooth Can I only use Bluetooth with the vesc an vesc clones? What apps are there for Android? Im thinking about building a rpie pipboy style slate for information screen among other things
Any input would be greatly appreciated, also, am I forgetting something?