Goal of this build was to create a long-range, lightweight and stealthy board that still had some punch. @cmatson’s “Phat Matson” build was definitely an inspiration for this .
Final pictures first:
Electronics layout: Battery took up a lot of room. Everything is held down with velcro to start.
The electronics were too long for @RunPlayBack’s vacuum forming table so decided to give fiberglass a try. First step is to lay out the shape with painters tape. Did two layers to prevent the epoxy from getting on the electronics.
First layer down and impregnated with epoxy. I should have put some sort of mold release on the tape but oh well…
Let the first layer cure overnight and then added two more layers in quick succession.
enclosure worked! Painters tape is permanently bonded to it though.
trimmed up the edges with a good pair of scissors.
Layed some 3M carbon vinyl to finish off the stealth look. Added some automotive gasket for weatherproofing and bolted it down. I love how resilient the fiberglass is.
First test ride was super smooth. Has enough power to sustain speed up mild hills even though I weigh 220 lbs. Hit 26 mph but don’t have the bushings to keep it stable enough for faster speeds. Felt like it would top out around 30 though.