I am going to be building my first esk8 this summer. I am playing with the idea of a top-mounted motor; I’ve done my searching and nobody has done it. I’m not talking about rear mounted like on a drop-down or a mountain board.
My thought is to mount the motor directly above the rear drive wheel, and the belt or chain would run vertical.
I have three longboards and a cruiser to experiment with. I have loosely decided on these electric parts: – Turnigy SK3 6374 192kv Motor – Turnigy k-force 120a-hv ESC – Fifty or so 18650 Li-ion 6000mAh batteries from eBay
I really would like to build my own mount, but I’m not sure if my top-mounted design would work. Let me know your thoughts! Thanks, and safe skating!