Just sharing my latest build. I have built three boards now. My goal was to build a board that was easy to charge and fun to ride. The first two builds were from some of our standard production decks. I am not including pictures of the first two builds in this post. The first build was made from all TorqueBoards components. A 6355 190kv motor and a 13T/36T drive kit, two 4500 mAh 30c Lipo batteries and two TorqueBoards enclosures. Range was good at 12 miles and top speed of 15mph. Wanting to achieve a little more speed, I switched to a 16T/36T drive kit and acheived 17mph for about 12 mile range(16 mile range with my 90lbs daughter riding). The second board, I changed to a 6355 260kv motor. This gave a range of 11.7 miles and top speed of 21 mph. The problem with these setups was having to charge the Lipos one at a time and having to remove the enclosures to get to the batteries. My goal was to build a board with a top speed of 21 mph and make it easy to charge without having to remove the enclosures. One that I could just plug in the board and charge. So I finally designed a board from scratch. New deck and custom vacuum formed enclosure. I built a DIY vacuum forming machine from plywood and a shop vac. I have happen to have two CNC router tables in my backyard for my business. This allowed me to model a form for an enclosure. I wired it up so you can charge the board without removing the enclosure buy just plugging into the XT90 port and the balance lead on the enclosure.The final configuration is this:
9 ply maple drop through deck Deck dimensions: 38.00 “x 10.25” Wheelbase: 30" Thickness: .625" Concave: .5" Trucks: Caliber II 184mm 50 degree Wheels: Kegel Orangatang 80mm 83a Bearings: Zealous with built in spacers
Powered by two Zippy Flightmax 5000mAh 3S1P 40c batteries wired in series as one 6s battery TorqueBoards 6355 260kv motor TorqueBoards VESC 4.18 TorqueBoards On/Off switch TorqueBoards motor mount TorqueBoards 16T/36T Belt Drive TorqueBoards 2.4ghz Nano remote
Custom made ABS vacuum formed enclosure Top speed 21 mph and 12 mile range.