I’m riding an evolve carbon - love it, but have run out of battery twice. Once going downhill not FUN. I google searched improving battery range and came across this site and endless sphere. Awesome ! I needed a new hobby !
I found a evolve carbon deck for sale with a spare remote, battery ( 2 failed cells ) esc and battery cover.
Am thinking of replacing the 2 failed cells for test purposes, not sure if I would trust this battery. I did do some discharge tests which timed out at 6500mAh with a B6 charger
I’ve bought some gullwing sidewinders and ABEC 11 83mm 75a’s and 2 3kw 170kV motors from baja boards
At first I was thinking dual motors mounted diagonally although I think one of these bad boys will give ample power!
Am waiting on the vescs and I can start to play ! have 2 5s 5000mAh Zippys from hobby king to start testing, will try the bluetooth evolve controller and if that doesn’t work, I have a FS-GT2B.
I am keen to build my own battery pack but have hit a few hurdles.
I bought a 2 farad car audio capacitor which doesn’t hold a charge, Loses about a volt per second, my welds are not good!
Also a question regarding nickel strip, does it corrode? I think my nickel strip may not be pure. I’ve heard it’s not worth continuing with nickel plated steel due to the heat created and is harder to weld ? Is this correct ?
I searched gumtree for 3D printing services and found a guy locally who is printing me some pulleys.
He’s also building an ESkate so thats cool. Have been swapping ideas. His vesc is due next week so he will be starting much earlier than I. I can learn from his mistakes !
While trolling for cheap longboards on the local classifieds I found a new truncated tesseract with caliber 2’s and orangatang kilmers for $250 AUD. Will ditch the kilmers and go with something softer and bigger for clearance. I have 2 Sk3 5065’s 236kV again will probably stick with one motor to keep weight down and I only have two vescs ordered.
Has anyone ever seen a pulley for the Zombie Hawgs ?