So since I just got a near fully usable board I decided to create my own thread so I can get some advices and all, this is what I have right now :
- VESC 4.12 50A
- 4x 4S 4500 mAh Hobbyking batteries
- Street Wing motor mount and motor pulley (15T)
- flywheel 83mm clone
- 3D printed wheel pulley (36T)
- Turnigy 6364 190Kv motor
- DIY wooden enclosures
I’m pretty happy about how it look like, not the cleanest board ever since I have some DIY enclosures made of wood but it is not this bad !
The deck itself is just a testing one, I knew i’ll have to drill a lot of holes in it to see how I could manage to fit all my stuff so I didn’t create a curved one like the real Vanguard, i’ll certainely build another cleaner one by the future, see how I made it (Pretty simple)
I don’t have some pictures of the Vanguard type build but it is basically the same process, two 5mm wooden plank stacked on a slim fiber glass and epoxy layer.
It give a really nice flex and it would look even cleaner if I didn’t drilled this one as much !
After that I had few issues with the Diye motor mount which was just keeping moving, I tried everything, even to build one by myself, it worked but was really, like really heavy and not so clean.
I decided to move to the street wing one and it is just perfect
(see how I destroyed my trucks to fit the diye motor mount …)
After that I had some issues with a motor pulley, didn’t seem to be the best ever and I don’t even remember where I bought it. The belt was just skipping some teeth and the 2 little 2mm screws didn’t supported the motor torque so I bought a new one at the same time I bought the street wing motor mount
See there the old one and the new one
The highest speed that I reached with the board was about 27Km/h, I could go even faster by adding one battery in serie to get a 12S1P but I don’t need it for the moment.
The range is about 34Km with the 8S2P configuration and i’m pretty happy with it, this was actually my main goal, I wanted to go far, further than one boosted board !
The enclosure which is mounted right now on the board is big enough to fit « Only » 2 batteries, so I have a 8S1P configuration with 4.5Ah, it is enough for me since I didn’t want a heavy board to carry in the streets when I need to hold it and the 17Km range is sufficient for a city configuration.
I’m working on a bigger epoxy enclosure to fit my 4 batteries when I need to go far (Because i study in the city but I live in the countryside!)
I made a mold made out of wood and « Polystrene » (I don’t know how do you say it in English ?), it came out to look good, check it out,
Thanks for spending your time to read me, if you see something wrong with the board or whatever you want, I would love to see your comments about it !