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First Build | Loaded Tesseract | Single Motor | £500


#1

Hi all,

Inspired by some of the amazing build threads on here I’m planning to build myself an electric longboard.

Currently reading up on all the parts and thought I would use this thread to document it and get advice and tips.

I live in the UK, which could effect getting some parts
I’m 70 Kg
live in a medium hilly area
would like to hit 25 Mph
and want to keep it under £500 (I’m good at finding deals!)

My current parts list is looking like this;

Board
Loaded Tesseract - £105
Supplier: www.skatehut.co.uk/brands/loaded/loaded_tesseract_longboard.htm

Wheels
Part: Flywheels clones, 83mm 78a Orange - £24
Supplier: www.aliexpress.com/item/Big-80mm-87mm-83mm-90mm-97mm-Longboard-wheel-SHR78A-Red-color-PU-wheels-High-level-soft/32829853751.html

Pully kit & Belt
Part: ? (not 3D printed) - £30
Supplier: ?

Motor
Part: Single 190 Kv - 6374 - £100
Supplier: ?
I was looking at options belt / hubs / single / dual
See this thread for the details: www.electric-skateboard.builders/t/hub-vs-belt-whats-the-latest

Motor mount - £40
Part: ?
Supplier: ?

Trucks
Part: Caliber G II 184mm - £44
Supplier: www.blue-tomato.com/en-GB/product/Caliber-184mm+44+Raw+Silver+Truck-286276/?varid=301731751

Bearings
Part: - Bones Red - £14.95
Supplier: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bones-Reds-Swiss-Super-Ceramic-Bearings-Scooter-Roller-Skate-Skateboard-Derby/142367743080

VESC - £100
Part: ?
Supplier: ?

Batteries
Part: 18650 10 S something P
Supplier: Hoping to pickup some new / used once

Remote - £20
Part: Small winning / boosted board style
Supplier: ?

Charger
Part: ?
Supplier: ?

BMS + switch
Part: ?
Supplier: ?

Grip Tape
Part: MOB 44" x 11" - £6.95
Supplier: https://www.skatehut.co.uk/brands/mob/mob_skateboard_longboard_griptape.htm

RUNNING TOTAL: £487

I want to have a rough idea of most of the parts before I start ordering so I can see how it’s all going to come together. I will update this as I know more.
This is my first build so feel free to give me thumbs up or say when things are not right.

Most prices are rough guesses at the moment.


#2

Hey. You can buy 90mms clones for 20£ from aliexpress
Pulleys you can get from this forum for 40£
You can get keda 6355 190 for 36£ from hobbyking
Go single belt drive
Mount get from this forum from boardynamics for 36£ including belt
Calibers from bluetomato for 40£
18650 will cost you 3£ each from nkon
You don’t need a charger if you use bms
Probably you will spend 600£ in the end.
If you want links,I can put them later


#3

thanks! thats really helpful. Is there anyone / where that sells a few of the bits together? Saves me paying P&P to lots of places?

Who would you recommend for the VESC and remote?


#4

alien drive systems in the uk do a fair amount of bits inc remote

trampa also and eskating.eu


#5

That’s a awesome price for a tesseract. Usually around 240€ where I live. Any chanse you can hook me up with one for the same price? :smile:


#6

Hey! Check out my build thread; I’m in the UK and I’ve linked some similar parts:

http://www.electric-skateboard.builders/t/noobie-first-time-esk8-uk-build-10s1p-lipo-sk3-6374-192kv-focbox-vesc-two-bare-feet-board


#7

Is it worth paying the extra for an Alien motor over a HobbyKing?


#8

@L3chef , where do you live?
I could always order 2 and post one onto you?
We could always post something my way if there is stuff I can’t find in the UK?


#9

Hk Sk3s are known to pack a punch and I can vouch for them. My 6374 192KV gets me up to 35mph on flats and has decent torque on my 97mm wheels and I run 9S lipos.

The 6374 motor is about £70 IIRC. Downside is you need to use a dremel to shave a flat spot on the shaft or drill a hole if your pulley has space for a grub screw.

Other upside though, at 8mm, the shaft is easier to find a pulley for.

Edit: Should also note, the motor did this whilst I was weighing an easy 95Kg, 104kg with my gear. I’m cutting for a fight and sittinf at 84kg now so expecting to hit slightly higher top speed on my next test.

You can get good torque with smaller wheels or larger wheel pulleys.


#10

Alien motors are shit. And the shafts are 10mm


#11

Ok. Any brands you would recommend?

What shaft size is best?

Do I need a sensored motor or not, what does that do?

Thanks,


#12

If you save ££ on some items, you should get FOCBOX from enertion.
And you need an enclosure


#14

Nothing wrong with a 10mm shaft. But a 8mm shaft will be more compatible with most pulleys on the market.
Sensored motors are not necessary. The sensors assist in easier transitions from a standstill.
In my experience, motors don’t last too long. Find an affordable one and run it hard. Ex: keda 6355 from hobbyking, tacon 160, or a smaller racerstar 5065 from banggood.


#15

Happy to pay the upgrade if it’s worth it.
It’s either £140 from street-wing.com or £117 from Enertion, but I expect their shipping will be more to the UK?

For the enclosure, I’m going to shape my own mould and Vac-form it from polycarb or PETG to match the board.
I’d like to run the wires under the grip tape to hide them. Is there a special truck mount that allows them to come out neatly?


#16

As I am going single motor I was thinking the larger 6374 would be better.
Why do you recommend smaller?


#17

He’s recommending a cheaper for beginning.
riser from unik
3d riser with wires


#18

Larger is better for torque, speed, efficiency. But a smaller motor is still effective. I weigh 70 kg and only ride single motor boards. One of my boards has a small 5065 motor and works fine, top speed +22 mph. My other board has a 6364 motor and has more torque, but less top end speed. I used to run a 6355 motor with success as well.
6374’s are selling for over $120. There are a few 6355 options for under $70.

And that’s a really good deal on that deck! I’m working on a cantellated tesseract build currently.


#19

If this is the motor you mean seems really good value for £65.
I thought the HobbyKing motors got bad reviews for quality and burn out?

The 6354 is only £15 cheaper so I’d rather go bigger and give myself headroom for better top speed / acceleration, depending on gearing.


#20

I feel like no one read my post earlier and a lot of repetition commenced… Hmm…


#21

I read your post. Just exploring the options and trying to understand more.

Seems like the SK3 is a good options!