Here is my Loaded Vanguard:
Specs: Deck flex 3, 38’ Trucks Caliber 2 50’ Wheels Orangatang Kegel Motor mount Aliendrive Gearing ratio 14/36 Not sure yet
Electronics: Vesc, Nunchuk SK3 168kv 6374 2x 5s2p LG 18650 HE2 2500 mAh / 20A
Hello all! Greetings from Finland!
In this winter I have been building myself a longboard. I have learned so much about electric longboards while reading this awesome forum. The board is not ready yet. I have to build the battery and do the wiring.
Here is link to the pictures: http://imgur.com/a/raxga
I started this project few months ago. I started gathering parts slowly peace by peace. There was a lot of thinking where I should buy each part because there is not really enough suppliers in Europe. -Motor, wiring and connectors from hobbyking. -Motor mount from aliendrivesystems -Vesc from Elkick, Recommended if you live in Europe! (I added heatshink to protect it) -Nunchuck
I made the enclosures by using my diy vacuum box. I used 3mm thick ABS. It worked really well. After molding I got rid off the excess plastic.
I attached the enclosures by using wood inserts. They seem like holding pretty well.
I have lipo charger capable of 6s charging. Using BMS will take too much space and I’m going to balance my pack by using balancing charger. I have to make two holes for the balancing ports. I build the two batteries by using diagram in the pictures. So it is 5s2p x2 connected in series. Battery is almost ready. Only thing what it is missing is heat shrink.
About the wires which goes to battery to the Vesc I am using 10 AWG wire where in the battery end is XT60 series connector and in the other end XT90 anti-spark connector. Using this method allows me to charge the board without making extra holes for charging port and I don’t have to worry any sparks when I connect power to the board.
I will update this project when I make any kind of progress
And good news to all diy builders from Europe! I noticed that there is not much sellers who sell motor pulleys or those who sell are setting the price pretty high! In month or so I can provide aluminium 13t, 14t, 15t HTD5M pulleys to you with 9mm belt width. The price will be 20€ per set including all three sizes or 10€ per pulley plus 6€ shipping to Europe. I will notice you when I get these pulleys!