It’s been a minute since I posted a build, so here we GO.
My friend has a BajaBoard and wanted to upgrade it, the board has a lot of power but the delivery of this power it is just untamable so he decide to give to me to bring it into the Kaly.nyc family
Here is the BEAST
This Board was discussed back in a post Here
The first major problem is the Battery, since he had already spot welded a 12S-10P Sanyo 20700B battery and that is a HUGE!!! Pack, also super stiff and not safe, it was made in the conventional method.
Check the review on Cells by Mooch
I opted for a more manageable configuration Dual 12S-5P running as parallel Packs. this is 120 Cells and there is no way I don’t take extra measures to make this baby monster as safe as it can be. It is an 1800 Watts/hr
First step taking apart the BIG pack
after a few hours.
Now the only way to be safe, is to put a fuse on each Cell, so after another few hours
For the packs I use heavy duty hot glue and strips of 3M structural glazing tape to keep the packs bonded to each other next just wrap around with good old Gorilla tape for structural stability.
Once the battery is out of the way, I was free to focus on the other major issue on this model of the Bajaboard, The CHASSIS
I don’t know why this chassis is lacking any resemblance of rigidity whatsoever.
There is no way I’m putting those huge packs in that twisted thing. It has to GO!!!
Measured the Original “chassis” and went with a thicker aluminum gauge, after bending it to proper shape, it came out GREAT !!!
Now with a more structurally sound foundation, I feel much better to put that 1800 Watts/hr pack
The mounting holes for the rivets are a pain to properly align but after some measuring is all good.
Check this out
Looking better Already
A quick test fit of the batteries
And the BEAST is getting its personality back …
Will be to equipped it with new brains
We are using the SKYfly VESC6.4 since this are waterproof Also a great price and good way to test this bad boys.
I’ll continue in the next few days since this is my progress so far.