Edit: My shot at a board that is budget friendly while still being able to handle small gradients, daily cruising around town, and having some of the “extra” features for ease of use. A value build.
Realized I’m gonna be using this board on some small hills and that expanding my original budget of about $350 to about $450 makes my build more reliable and adds a bunch of awesome extra features such as smooth starts from standstill (sensored motor), ability to monitor vesc using an app, ~3 more miles of range (10s), ~5 more mph top speed (due to more battery cells), not having to worry about small gradients or hot weather (more efficient and higher torque motor), not having to solder on plugs for the battery and motor connections to the vesc.
UPDATED PARTS LIST POSTED IN THREAD BELOW
Original: Hey guys! I’m looking to build a board to cruise around suburbia this summer. I have a complete (I think) parts list ready to go, just wanted to run it by you guys as I’m new to this. Any suggestions? Am I missing anything? I’ll probably add a BMS later on. I have specific questions at the bottom of the post too.
Deck: top mount maple blank https://www.skateshred.com/wholesale-blank-longboard-decks/39-75-x-10-top-mount-double-kick.html
Wheels: 83mm flywheel clones https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I1WFKKE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A25HY0DCUX4AC0&psc=1
Trucks: Caliber Cal II https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KBCQDRN/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=AQ5JN7IFU4T3S&psc=1
Motor: Turnigy SK3 6364-213KV https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-aerodrive-sk3-6364-213kv-brushless-outrunner-motor.html
Motor Mount: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/motor-mount-5.html
Battery: 6S (2x 3S) https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-flightmax-5000mah-3s1p-20c.html
Battery Charger: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/pd606-charger-us-plug.html
Pulley Kit: 16:36 pulley ratio 12mm belt https://www.amazon.com/Pulley-Flywheel-Retainer-Electric-Skateboard/dp/B07FCVY4SF/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=longboard+pulley+83mm&qid=1560316227&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-1
Voltage Indicator: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbykingtm-lipo-voltage-checker-2s-8s.html
To connect batteries in series: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt4mm-battery-harness-14awg-for-2-packs-in-series.html
To connect battery to ESC: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/male-xt60-connectors-5pcs-bag-genuine.html
To connect battery to charger: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt-4mm-to-banana-plug-charge-lead-adapter.html
I forgot what this is for but I remember needing it. Any ideas? https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt-4mm-to-xt-60-battery-adapter-2pcs-bag.html
*Would building my own deck out of maple be a better idea? *Does that voltage indicator work with my battery setup? *Will the battery charger I have listed keep the batteries balanced? Is there a certain way I need to charge the batteries? *Do I need to get a soldering kit to build this?
Thanks for taking the time to help! Enjoy the day