@DilatedPupils Did you get the progress update email today?
For those who are not in the KS circle, Here’s the latest news (#32) from CarvOn:
**Posted by CARVON LLC (Creator)
Hey guys, sorry for the long absence. The design of the V4 has proven to be a real challenge.
V4 SpeedDrive with Replaceable Wheel Inserts
V4 SpeedDrive Motor Caps
This is going to be the final design of the V4. We are very confident in it that we have ordered hundreds of them already.
V3 to V4 Iterations
The leap from V3 to V4 was surprisingly difficult for us. We wanted a non-screw attachment for the V4, much like the one for the V3. We originally used our gear-like V2.# motor cap but the holes in them deformed the wheel inserts because of the heat from inside the motors. We removed the holes, but found that the molds for the wheel inserts will be too expensive because of the complex gear design. Eventually, we opted for threaded holes and a simpler design. But we still had to make some precise re-calibration of the dimensions, just to make sure the V4s and the wheels will fit on the axle.
We have also included a magnet ring to help keep the magnets in place. The next step for us to do is to have hundreds of the plastic wheel inserts done. Then we can finally wrap up the V4 saga.
V4 SpeedDrive XL
Because of this, we have incurred higher than expected expenses. So we have decided to be more aggressive in selling on our website, including introducing the V4 SpeedDrive XL which is longer and has more torque (85kv vs. the 110kv of the original). The XL is the same motor as our much-loved V2.5, and now even better cause it comes with sensors.
We truly apologize for the very long time of getting your rewards. We do want to make sure that what you get has been designed properly and fully tested. Nevertheless, we do understand that for some people, it’s a bit too long and something personal may have come up. So we do want to remind you guys that you can approach us and ask for a refund. What we are doing, including you guys, our valuable backers, is re-defining the future drive-system of Electric Skateboards/Longboards. We are all pioneers, and we hope that you stay stoked!