Hey everybody, I’m just new to esk8, and to powered boards in general, but I have built longboards before, and have a mechanical/electrical engineering background, so perfect. It seems to me that there is a lot of experience on this board, so I figured I would lay out my planned build, and let some experienced eyes pick it apart. Since this is my first foray into esk8 I’m not looking for anything amazing, but I want it to be robust, without breaking the bank.
So, without further ado, here is my list:
Turnigy nano-tech 4Ah 3s 25C $27.95 ea. 2 of these batteries in series will give me the right voltage, nano-tech seems to get better reviews than other batteries like zippy. SuPower Battery BMS 6s 60A $38. I want to use a BMS to allow simple charging with just one cable and I’ll get the redundant protection, as a first board I don’t want to draw more than 60A. Ollin VESC $165. The vesc allows me all the control I want with a brake, and some back up to the BMS. Keda 56-63 195kv brushless 1500W $39.48. This motor has the specs I’m looking for, but keeps the price down for a first build. DIYes motor mount $60. Better adjustability than the Enertion. 15t motor pulley $11.95 36t drive pulley kit $33 12mm drive belt $16.95. Wide belt for good power transmission. Enertion Nano-X 2.4Ghz Controller $75.50. Good stock remote, about the same price as others I found. Wire & connectors $40 Randal R3 180 trucks $26.50. I have these on 2 of my long board now. I can modify to fit the motor mount if needed. 1/4" risers $5.71. In case I need extra clearance. Bones Reds $23.03. Good bearings, already have them. ABEC11 83mm flywheels $25.99. The right size with holes to attach the pulley. Custom made deck $50. I have made longboards before. I could make either a flat plywood deck or a laminated shaped deck. I’m leaning toward the latter. There’s no way I would spend money on a deck someone else made, and I can make it to fit my electronics.
These prices don’t include taxes or shipping, and are all in USD. Unfortunately I’m in Canada, so that will blow.
If anyone has experience with these components let me know what your thoughts are, or if you just have some thoughts I would appreciate constructive feedback.