I’m ready to make some upgrades but some advice is needed from all you experts.
Existing build: 90mm Clones, 6S Lipo (2 X Turnigy 3S 5000mah 30-40c), 5065 Motor 270KV, Hobbyking SK8 Vesc 4.12, 12T Motor Pulley 36T Wheel Pulley, 10mm 265 Belt 5M, I weigh 95KG.
How it rides: With the existing setup I get up to a max of 20mph and gives me a range of 5.7 miles riding on a mix of flats and gentle hills.
Why I’m upgrading: I want a better range about 10 miles. I experience some belt slippage due to weight and torque/braking I need to eliminate this as much as possible. Maybe some more speed:wink:
What I’m considering: Another 5065 270KV Motor 2 More Batteries which I will wire in parallel so instead of 6S I will have 6S2P (10000mah) 15mm wide belts and moving up from 12T to 15T on the motor pulley. Better mounts maybe with idlers.
Questions/ Concerns: With the extra batteries I’m hoping my range will increase to near 10 miles BUT having having that extra motor will the voltage be reduced from 25 volts to half? I guess this is to do with wiring. Do I run a parallel connection from battery to the additional VESC? Will this keep same voltage across both vescs?
The change in pulley from 12T to 15T will according to the calculators give me more too end, but will it have a massive difference with low speed torque or will the extra motor compensate.
Comments and recommendations?