Hi guys. I’m considering building my first E skate out of my old longboard deck. I would appreciate
This is what I need out of the setup with the most important aspects first:
(1) SAFETY- I need this board to be the safest board possible- this applies to braking, batteries, motors, controller connectivity. I dont want anything overheating or cutting out unexpectedly. Although I am experienced at longboarding, foot braking and sliding, I want this board to watch out for me, hence the name.
(2) TORQUE- I am not interested in a high top speed, 15 mph is sufficient; however my commute home involves 1 km flat, 700m at approx 11-13% gradient, then 500m flat and finally 250m up an 16-20% gradient. if it can make it up and DOWN these hills, it would be great. (I weigh 70 kg)
(3) Good Value- My budget is max $1600 Australian dollars. Ideally I would spend less but what I am looking for is a long term solution. I need everything but the deck for this price.
(4) discrete- Eskates are not very legal in New Zealand (doubt police know this so as long as I ride respectfully I should be ok)but I want something that will look like a (legal) longboard as much as possible
(5)range - 10 km is enough, can take all night to charge if it wants, as long as it doesnt overheat/damage
The parts I am quite sure I want:
Enertion space cell pro 3
1 or 2 Enertion VESCs
The parts I need advice on:
Enertion remote or Nunchuck from Jacob’s website-
Nunchuck- does blootooth have a reliable connection?
Michael from wellington had issues with Enertion remote connectivity.
Not considering the GT2B for discretion concerns but I’d consider a pre-made mod like the bad wolf one if available, best if works easily with the VESC
Brake board trucks with Jacob hubmotors mounted on them
or jacob’s paris 180’s with Jacob hubmotors
or Enertion trucks with R-spec Dual 6355 motors
In an ideal world I would want to send Jacob some brakeboard trucks, him to fit his hub motors onto the braking trucks as they need that small screw in the side of the hangars, these would go in the rear and I would have a regular brakeboard trucks in the front. this would give me mechanical brakes if needed or electric brakes to recharge the battery.
if this was not possible I would then resort to having Jacob’s hub motors on the rear/front of my board pulling/pushing me and the regular brakeboard trucks on the rear/ front. What would be the best configuration? I could flip my symmetrical shaped board around for uphill/downhill if that helps
If Jacobs hub motors cant get my 70kg load up the hills I described on the way home or the brake board/hub motors on the front of the board then I would have to settle for dual R-spec 6355 motors and not be able to afford brakeboard trucks, which I like the look of, and give me more peace of mind
Maybe worth mentioning I would have to connect the individual cells of the PRO 3 as NZ law makes it impossible to ship it as a whole unit according to Jason- I dont have a spot welder, just a soldering iron.
Thanks in advance for any help/tips