In a separate thread I have pulled the guts from my meepo classic 2, link is here
I think the calmer characteristics of the classic’s ESC lend it self well to a mini-board. I had the meepo mini and it was just too fast for its size and shape and had a smaller battery than I liked for my average commute.
So I bought the last Spirit 30 subsonic had in stock, and an Eboosted enclosure, and set about making a mini better suited to my preferences. The deck has a wheelbase 2" longer than the meepo mini, so although it appears there’s a kicktail, there pretty much isn’t. I never found the kicktail on the meepo mini to be useful but more of a liability under hard acceleration.
The Classic 2 battery doesn’t leave enough room in the enclosure for the ESC, so I opened it up to see what’s inside. The battery builders left gaps between groups to permit some flex in the pack. I didn’t want to bust out the soldering gun so I just cut the rigid backerboard and used some vinyl to pull it all together. I will heat shrink wrap this one once I get my hands on a heat gun.
Because Subsonic mounted the grip tape for me (wasn’t expecting that) I was concerned about blowing through the top of the deck when drilling for the threaded inserts and ruining the nice grip tape. A little trick with threaded inserts is to bevel the leading edge so it screws deeper into a shallow hole. insert mom joke
For the cable channels I dremeled out two slots then heat formed two cable tunnels from some ABS plastic sheet.
I need to wait until next week when things come out of lockdown so I can get more threaded inserts.