Hi there - I’ve been recently thinking - how much time each of us does spend building his esk8?
For me… For now I think it has taken at least a couple of hours for more than 4-5 days straight… not to mention all the hassle of removing wheels, hanger, risers/wedges a few more times than needed…
Will try to give a little ‘‘platform’’, to count our time spent at different parts of our esk8 building process:
Mechanical part (mount making, Drive wheel):
About 1 day minimum, about 3-4hours making handmade mount, unknown hours for drive wheel, was not done by me.
- Battery building
Spent at least couple of hours soldering everything up, had half-assembled pack, had to resolder a few cells, add a couple more extra.
- Battery / Esc / motor wiring
By now this seems to have taken the most time… I could split it in smaller sections, such as:
Channel making in the board for the wires (battery position in the middle of the deck)
Protecting and _‘neating up’_motor wires (sleeves, heat-shrinking, fixing into place
Covering esc wires (sleeves, heatshrink, hot glue)
All of the wiring stuff has taken at least a day or two by now… of course depends on how much hours do you include in a day… but for it’s been something like 2-3days, each 4 hours… so you could say 1.5 day of 6hours… (12 hours total - Wiring up things)
A lot time has been spent soldering, trying to find the best spots to place the wires… drilling holes, fixing enclosures / stuff with screws of fasteners and lots of other stuff Im not even sure how to include…
I assume this does not cover every part of esk8 building I have spent ‘‘upgrading’’ the board. .but non the less, it gives some sort of insight / estimate on how much time does it really take to build your own esk8…
This gets way more larger once you start to upgrade the existing board or board a completely new one… especially / maybe using parts from the first build!
Im still missing proper enclosure… mud flaps/fenders… and a few other things, like convenient charging port…
So in Total Time spend building (personally) - 30 hours minimum..
would have to try to make this number more precises by looking up at some of the works I’ve done but have not counted in.