Hi all. I am getting really interested in designing an building an electric long board with large diameter wheels, like the Onda Longboard or a mountain board. This will be my first build, though I designed and built lots of drones and 1/8th scale RC cars, so I am guessing some of the skills will carry over.
I am 6’2" and about 240lb, and only some of that is fat :). I am working on getting back into shape, but even when I was in a really good shape, I was still north of 210lb. Plus I want to carry about 20+lb of gear with me in a backpack on occasion. So I really want to build a board with max capacity of 300lb and something that can hit 18-20MPH and go up hill (not necessarily at the same time ).
So, I am guessing, at least a dual motor setup, but any other recommendations? Most decks are rated for 250lb. Is it a good idea to just reenforce the middle with a CF beam, or are there decks that can handle 300lb? I really love the look of the Onda, so kind of want to keep that look.
Any ideas are much appreciated. Thank you!