Hey @mcfly777 , welcome to the forum! The GT2B is a good choice. Are you thinking of using the BadWolf 3D printed enclosure or the one that @FLATLINEcustoms is putting on thingiverse? Are you going to run 6S? 5000mah probably isn’t enough to get the range to and from your work. Especially if you are running 6s.
For the GT2B i’m waiting for @FLATLINEcustoms to put it there. But I can also use the BadWolf one, not sure really one is better than the other, any ideas?
For batteries I am running the 2 batteries in series, so 6S total. I figure it doesn’t have enough juice. So I may just pick up another 2 packs but wire it in parallel as I want to start with 6S (slow) before moving to lots of speed. OR, would you suggest wiring it in parallel and just limit the speed?
I think @FLATLINEcustoms one is going to much better and easier to use. I am not sure how long it will take him to finish it though. I would get two 6s 5000mah (more mah if you want) and put them in series. That would give you the range you want.
Thanks both. I canceled the 3s batteries. Looking into 4s. But essentially looks like the only game in town is hobbyking? Not to mention lots of stuff is backordered. Not sure when I’ll be able to get my hands on the 245kv motor. Was thinking of getting the 149kv that is available now but that means I’d have to go to 12s…
@mcfly777 I like that enclosure a lot. The 3d printed part just puts that finishing touch on it. Have you considered using threaded inserts instead of bolting the box through the deck? These little suckers are pretty cheap, but leave a really clean look. They are super easy to install too. Check em’ out.
Yes I was going to use those. But the length of these would still make me drill through the board, and I read somewhere that the outside threads can slowly become loose. So I opted to use the T-nuts instead, which will be covered by the griptape, so the end result is the same: a machine screw thread without anything visible from the top.
It lives! Got my parts this week from @torqueboards and it’s a thing of beauty. I need to work on the enclosure now (printing), and also decide how I will handle all the wires. Functionally, the acceleration is very smooth, as well as the braking. Have to adjust the turning as well, it doesn’t turn as tightly as I’d like it to.
Another update. Enclosure is mounted, fits the batteries and the VESC. Very solid.
hide the motor wires. I’ll route a groove on top of the deck, LHB style. Then I can hide the groove under griptape
improve the look of the enclosure. The enclosure works ok but I don’t like the texture of the material, it doesn’t look very good. I’m thinking of plastidipping it so that it looks matte black.
install the voltmeter where it should be (right now the motor wires are coming through that hole)
install a bluetooth module on the VESC UART so I can collect data. Alternatively I could use an open log board which I have already. Trouble is the programming part that I don’t understand well enough yet.
get an extension for the balance charge cable so that it can come out at the end of the enclosure where it was supposed to be