You can find suitable donor scooters for under 50 bucks in all states of repair. Best case the scooter battery pack and motor are in working shape. The next step in finding a suitable esc for it. I know Vesc can drive a brushed motor, and I have one laying around. But I was looking around I found this little guy…
Normally these little scooters run any thing from a 250w motor to a 1000w motor, and draw like 30 amps under load? This looks like it could work out well. Maybe a replacement for some of those older eskates you see floating around that use brushed motors. This unite uses the ppw stranded so it will work with the new eskate remotes so those with old boards with wired remotes could upgrade.
There a good chance that I’ll want to upgrade the battery and motor to brush-less down the line. But if my donor scooter is in good shape I’d be happy to run the old system into the ground before upgrading. It’s ultimately going to be a funky “mad max” a dirt-trike board so I’ll like favor torque over speed, and If it’s fun to ride I’ll keep working on it.
What do you think. Is the hobby brushed motor esc linked a good fit for are application? Would I be better off to run the VESC in brushed mode?