Ive done my lurking… late nights looking up difference on VESC and ESC… thinking of motors during the day dreaming of different motors during the night… tooo many options… can i do this? is this too much?.. self doubt…
ANYWAYS HI! Love this forum and im here with a potential build!
About me: I have owned a generic hub motor chinaboard before - it sucked ofcourse! I HAVE to have a electric skateboard and this is my first build! budgetbuild (around 600-700 euros)
I know what u are thinking… “hey just get kooboard if you are tight on a budget”, “get a backfire”, no. You know as well as me that hubmotors never can compete with belt drive, every vid. ever on youtube shows beltdrives outperforming hubs, and i need beltdrive becouse i live in northen sweden #mountainseverywhere.
I know it will be hard to bouild a good board for 700 EUR, but as far as i can understand it shuld be possible.
MY CROSSROADS QUESTIONS WITCH I CANT READ MY WAY OUT OF:
I have ( as i can see at least ) tree options.
1. Buy a complete driveset from diyeboards.com. PROS: Easy, cheap CONS: might brake? bad battery? does anyone know? *http://www.diyeboard.com/10s5p-360wh-battery-esc-dual-motor-belt-drive-power-truck-kit-p-590.html
2. Buy a used EVOLVE BAMBOO GT (theres some ppl selling them right here in sweden for 700 EUR) Pros: cheap EVOLVE, good board for the money Cons: dont know what i get, bad battery? bad motor? do EVOLVE have custom parts witch i cant replace? *https://www.blocket.se/jonkoping/Elektrisk_skateboard_77090886.htm?ca=6&w=3
3. BUILD THE HELL OUT OF IT!! Im a builder! i love creating things, have done things like reparing iphones to building RV:s out of vans. ( i know this is a challange ).
but the parts man… the never ending options… it drives me crazy… This is what i want: Range: 15-20 KM Hills: yes, all the hills pls. Speed: 35 KM/h (21.75 mph)
This is what ive found motor: Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 6354-260KV Brushless Outrunner Motor X2 (dual drive) Link: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-aerodrive-sk3-6354-260kv-brushless-outrunner-motor.html
Battery: ZIPPY Flightmax 8000mAh 4S1P 30C w/ XT90 Link: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-flightmax-8000mah-4s1p-30c-xt90.html
Turnigy Skateboard Conversion Kit Spare Parts - Motor Mount Link: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/motor-mount-5.html?wrh_pdp=7
Pulleys And Motor Mount DIY Parts Kit For /90/MM Wheels Link: https://www.banggood.com/Pulleys-And-Motor-Mount-DIY-Parts-Kit-For-839097MM-Wheels-p-1139648.html?rmmds=detail-bottom-alsobought__1&cur_warehouse=CN
Flywheels clones (cant find good reseller for 90 mm i europe right now)
I know there is some parts still missing but i feel theese are the larger points, i know i need antispark and reciever for controller etc.
The big question is what motor and what battery for that motor, find this part really hard. I mean i can always change pulleys and the VESC is always a VESC ( i know quality can differ tho ). When it comes to the battery i know about parallel and series and also the importance of C-rating. But it still feels hard to match batteries.
I live in Europe so im not shure about shipping either. Eaziest would be to get everything from EU or China. USA gets complicated and also takes longer time with shipment.
I want big wheels like 90 mm, so maybe lower kV in the motors? but still thers 2 of them and im a ligt guy (70 kg).
ALSO dual setup is expensive, can i get a stable, powerful board with one motor? it feels like a lot of pressure on the parts and i dont wanna risk not getting up hills. STEEPEST HILL IS ABOUT 10 DEGREES (18%)
PROS of own build: MIGHT get a REALLY good board for the money. It will be fun ALSO I HAVE TOOLS FOR IT ALREADY
CONS of own build: Might go out of budget many guestionmarks around shipping, what parts to use etc. Might blow something up like VESC might come out “bad” in the end/not satisified with it. Might take time
So what do u guys think? is the diyeboardkit any good? did you see the ad for evolve? does it seem like a bargain? or shuld i DIY the hell out of it? I really need guidance