Current State BELTS ARRIVE THURSDAY!
INTRO So the first board I did minor modifications to was a BF2. I deck-swapped to a Loaded Vanguard, swapped battery pack for a Meepo Sanyo 10S2P, and cored out my own wheel sleeves to give me a 90mm ride.
Whelp I’m over it and very rarely grab it when I head out the door. Already had a spare dual ESCape with Housing, and a set of 107mm’s with pulleys already installed. To make a Rayne/Jet downhill build I still needed the deck, enclosure, battery pack, etc, basically everything except wheels. Well I couldn’t wait, so now this build is featuring the Loaded Vanguard from my first toe in the DIY pool. Will possibly strip the build again in the future. Hoping this build thread will help me keep this organized
- Old ESC Enclosure big enough for what I wanted, will customize one.
- Power wire channels were too small, and messily done with Dremel. Needs to be updated
- Deck previously modified, will try to use old bolt placement to secure new enclosure.
Part List Deck - Loaded Vanguard Flex 2 Battery - 10S2P Sanyo 20700B Battery Enclosure - BF2 Original Enclosure VESCs - Dual ESCape w/ Housing by @stewii VESC Enclosure - Lasercut 1/2" Birch (Still testing, may change to plastic if it doesn;t work) Mount - Janux Dual Motor mount with stabilizing crossbars, Black Anodized Finish by @marcmt88 Trucks - Torque Board 218mm Motors - Flipsky R-6374 190kv Sealed Black Motor Pulley - Steel 15mm 14T from @marcmt88 Wheels - ABEC 107mm Black Wheel Pulleys - 32T by @marcmt88 Remote - Mini from @JLabs
Parts Still to be Delivered Belts - Measured and ordered 2 to be here Wednesday, then another 5 from China as backups
TO DO LIST
- Probably should have thought of this beforehand lol
TO DO LIST (COMPLETED)
Disassemble Loaded Board
- Remove Trucks
- Remove Battery/Enclosure
- Remove ESC / Enclosure
- Remove Grip Tape and Power Lines
- Scrape Grip Residue
Assemble Motor Mounts + Apply new grip
Change Split PPM Connectors
- Verify Pinout compared to ESCape? (Realize now it doesn’t matter as servo end can be flipped at receiver JST’s just need to match)
Make Loop Key
- Luckily I had everything I needed to make one. Forgot I need to power on the board somehow after removing the old ESC with the on button lol
- Mount in Battery Enclosure
Expand Powerline Channels
- Fit 12ga Silicone Wire to Channels and this time make sure perfectly flat
- Use router this time rather than Dremel
- Install CANbus Cable
- Connect Motor Phase Wires + Sensor Wires
- Connect Remote Receiver via Re-made PPM Splitter
- Make and Connect XT90 Parallel Adapter
- Swap motor sensor JST connections to match ESCape
- Check Latest Ackmaniac Firm Version
- Flash New Ackmaniac Firmware (Make Sure to Select Correct Hardware Version)
- 16a Battery Max, Motor Max 60a, Motor Min 50A, Regen Max 10a
- Program Remote
- Repeat for Second VESC
- Review Configuration
- Setup for CAN connection (Master/Slave)
- Vector ESCape housing Cutout
- Laser etch the depth for threaded tabs of enclosure
- Laser cut enclosure bolt holes and large cutout.
- Measure current deck holes and incorporate into enclosure design
- Drill pilot holes, assemble with glue and wood screws, paint.
Add Thicker Neoprene Foam Between Enclosures
- Measure, Cut, Adhere
Have verified Cutout dimensions, and while doing so noticed I’ll need to groove the inner side of the enclosure to account for the ESCape power inputs for the whole housing to sit flush