Newbie here jumping into what seems to be one of the coolest hobbies of all time.
I’ve been into longboarding on and off for several years and had a few longboards. The only board I have left now is a 55" sector 9 with an 11" wide deck. I immediately fell in love with the shear size of this board and can’t wait to make it electric. I can only put about $650 into this first build beings that I’m married with a new baby and going to engineering school at the University of Utah.
My first purchase is going to be the two motors so I can gets going on the motor mounts. I built a CNC over the summer that is capable of milling aluminum and I have aluminum to use for all the mounts and sprockets and things. My problem is that I can’t seem to find motors that will fit between my wheels. Measuring from wheel to wheel I have exactly 6.5 inches. I wanted to use the turnigy sk3 245kv or 190kv (another question I have is which would go with my 10s setup better out of those two) but they both seem like they may be impossible to fit. Would the g160 here: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idproduct=44881
be a good motor for this dual set up? It would save a lot of room because it’s not as long. Would it still be as powerful as the sk3?