Greetings from Czech Republic!
I’m here with my first build and I must admit that I’ve started this “project” about a year ago, as you can see I’ve got basically nothing finished (not sure about what parts to order and how to mount it/slap it on the board).
Now I understand I need to do these things:
Connect the motor with the weels using a belt drivetrain, however I’ve got Rogue trucks which I’ve never seen on any build, is it even possible to create a drivetrain for them? Now for the motor I was planning on using the [Axi V2], however the it’s 305rpm/V which could be hard to gear down? Has anyone done a drivetrain with a gear ratio this big?
Now I understand that I should use a VESC as it’s specifically enginerded for electric longboards. The motor’s max (60s burst) is 56A, does it really mean 56A in the real world? Can VESC even handle that (different versions with different max A?).
I’ll also have to get a reciever of some sort and origin, as I’m only sixteen I’m planning on not dying on my board asap . What is the most reliable connection between me and the VESC??? I really wouldn’t cheap out and just get some wii home-brewed reciever. Is the most reliable system the GT2B?
However the most problem I see with the battery overall, I have 12x A123 26650 cells (43.2V max) the motor’s recommended voltage is 6-8S lipo (33.6V) what should I do? Does the VESC have a step-down voltage function? I really will need a reliable BMS for these cells but all BMSs I can find are really cheaped out looking boards, is there any way of stealing the boosted’s BMS?
Thank you so much for your time and effort !