I’ve been lurking in the forums for a while, reading and gaining knowledge into this whole esk8 thing. Having owned an evolve carbon GT I got a bit fed up with some of its short comings, so I started work on my own build with the assistance of some mates.
I wanted a board that I could get around with and climb any hills with my big ass on it, so I really wanted 4WD. This thing is gonna be all blacked out, wheels, trucks, deck, everything.
A rundown of the specs:
5 Layer Maple Deck Sandwiched with 4 layers of carbon.
SLA 3D Printed housing, with seal for water resistance.
I think that’s about it that’s going into it. Work has commenced. Here’s a pic of the hubs my friend made for me, he’s a rocket scientist or something, not really sure what he does, haha. They fit onto standard trucks, so you don’t need to modify anything which is super handy to speed up my build.
looks awesome! but I really think you need a bigger/more powerful battery.
4p hg2 can do about 60/80A which is only 15A to each motor.
I’m sure it will still work, but this battery is going be a limiting factor.
OK< not arguing that point…but, if you take care of your li-ion packs (visual inspection, check each cell group voltage, check resistance, etc) you are not doing anymore work with a lipo. Arguably, you are doing less as you can tell the voltage of each cell with a hobby charger. Plus you get better AMP delivery that with a lion pack, on average.
I’m not saying lipos are better than li-ion, Im just saying they are good and scaring people with “explosive” talk may be a bit irresponsible. Lipos are easy and have great AMP delivery, way better than the majority of li-ion packs. Li-ion packs are pretty maintenance free, for a time, and perform pretty well but they are more expensive than lipos.
No worries. I have tried a BMS with lipos. It works well. That being said, my current lipo pack is 6s so I just use a balance charger. I am also running a Samsung 25r 10s3p pack a 30q 10s3p pack on the way. So I use both, I just dont want to see someone get the wrong idea bout lipos, they CAN be pretty awesome. They just require visual inspection and balance charging, but I do that ( and recommend everyone to) to my li-ion packs too.