Being stationed in Korea with the Airforce and not being allowed to drive a car brought me into the esk8 community. I hand built my first board from scrap aluminum with a handsaw and files.@1400mah each. If anyone wishes to part take in this order or supply us with parts or information that would be fantasic.
Hey man I’d be happy to help if I can or point you in the right direction
Thanks for your service, but i am in no need of parts.
So this is the Motormount I plan on ordering:
Since you’ll be making multiple boards, I’m thinking that you could order a bunch of motor pulleys in various sizes, like 14-16t from sdp/si online, and buy a bunch of belts in various sizes from vbelts online to accommodate different gearing options. As far as drive pulleys go, maybe you can recruit a member to 3d print a bunch of a few different size pulleys so you can mix and match with the drive pulleys and belts. The 3d printable wheel pulley files are all on this forum, thanks to @juniorpotato, and could be printed from some online 3d printing service, if someone here can’t do it for you. Good luck, and rock on!
I can supply you information about remotes just PM and ill get you the details.
There will be multiple boards but the only difference the boards will have is either 2 motors or 1. So I figured basically if 1 Motor 13T motor pulley and if 2 16T motor pulley and always 36T on the wheel to keep it simple and prices low. Thank you for your input I will check how much cheaper 3d printing is vs making them from aluminum. So many people want a Board now that people who dont know how to fix things are an issue to be dealt with.
Looks like you have a great project here! I have negotiating power for motors and remotes so I can get you a better price on motors and I can wholesale you mini remotes. If you want more info PM me.
I’d like to add a summary of prices I’ve found and a rough Idea of what the boards will be costing.
Deck is to be chosen and supplied by the individual since preferences are going way apart and I cant really buy quantity of any kind.
Trucks: 195mm Paris Trucks @ 60$
Motors: 6374 200KV 3.2KW 200mm wires and a 10mm shaft @ 46.75$ if 8mm shaft is needed an extra 2.5$
Esc: I have yet to find anything better or available in bulk so for now VESC @100$
Remote: I’ve gotten many Pm’s regarding mini 2.5ghz remotes and the price is around 20$
Motor mount: I will have 100pc’s manufactored and the price will be 9.5$ a piece.
Wheels: 90mm Abec7 30$
Wheelpulleys: 36T either 3d printed or aluminum ~30$
Belts: I will provide 3 belts per motor @2$ a belt so 6$
Battery: We recently got our hands on 2000+ cells of valence saphoin 18650 lifepo4 3.2V I will be making the Batterypacks myself and charging 120 dollars for labor/bms/wires,nickeltabs etc.
Charger: 28.8V 4A charger 30$
All together each board with 1 motor should cost around 460$ excluding deck and 600$ for 2 motors excluding deck.
Do you see flaws or ways to reduce the price?
If we have 100+ boards cruising on base will the remotes interfere with each other?
Why did you go with 195 mm Paris trucks, instead of the normal calibers 180? I think calibers are cheaper and the motor mounts for them fit better.
This might be a cheap solution to quality mounts for Calibers. Especially when you buy in bulk you can save alot $$!!
I’ve already got the motor mounts and trucks figured out. The trucks are Paris so they only have to drill a hole in the mounts and reduce cost. The plan is to have some dual drive 6373 boards maybe dual rear or diagonal.
Thank you I found the files and will print some prototypes at our community center :). If they please me I might have a friend from college injection mold them.
Update: I have designed the drive system with all the components and will soon have prototypes commisioned.
After having my initial mount design tested by a friend he said it is far to weak if not welded and not versatile enough for my plan. Inspired by some mounts I have seen in this forum I have designed a different clamp style mount with inserts for all trucks. The mount with all screws and parts for one truck if made 100 can be made for 30$. additional truck inserts would be 5$.