Here I will document my next build, including the construction of a Li-Ion pack (with 18650 sleds).
I really liked the smoothness and versatility of the 8in pneumatics on my e-mtb, but I also like a deck with concave. Most mountain boards seem to focus on camber and pop, but I just want a comfortable (fairly) long-range commuter. This build aims to embody that.
Here’s what I’ve decided on so far:
VESC or TB 12s ESC
1:5.5 reduction and #25 chain
10s4p LG HE4 pack
longboard deck (maybe custom)
channel trucks (they look extremely badass and I’m not too fond of tkp mountainboard “skate” trucks)
custom motor mount
Here are some renderings of the custom deck and wedges that I’d like to have made (please let me know if you can help with this, I don’t have access to any cool tools besides a soldering iron, a wrench, and a drill)
Thanks for the info!
How is the ride with those wedges? Is it still solid and precise?
I’ll be using a pintail deck I have (until it breaks, then I’ll use the custom one above if I can find someone who can make it), and I’ll be mounting the motor inwards, in this manner:
Contrary to popular belief, this build is still going on (slowly but surely).
Here are the soldered 18650 sleds for my 10s4p li-ion pack. 4 gauge single strand copper wire is a bitch (I’m learning French) to solder, and takes forever to cool. I used a bunch of household objects to hold everything in place, and I kept a bowl of water on the side (to cool the copper after the solder solidifies).