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#1278

What about the longevity of your board such as battery and motors and vesc, I thought they had a operation tempeture that had to be at least 50f


#1279

I have 12S5p and even now in the winter it’s hard to finish the battery straight because motors will always overheat ( in city cruising configuration with lots of braking and hard acceleration, won’t happend when you just ride constantly without stopping really like on a long bike path ).
It’s a bit annoying so That’s actually why i’m planning to go 4WD. Even more since derek shown us that efficiency was really great in 4WD


#1280

That’s why I chose the XL bigger motors can handle or generate less heat. And now imagine 4WD XL torque demparment is going to be there.


#1281

My board is always stocked a nice temperatures and commute time is around 15 mins for me.
I can’t believe, 15 mins of cold would damage anything in the long run ( it’s never above - 7 / -10 this winter and mostly nice temps around 0 / 5 degrees )


#1282

Yeah but the torque on the speed drives is already crazy good for me :stuck_out_tongue:
I love the speed drive because it’s just so dead silent… it’s like there’s no motors or anything
I am clearly impatient to recieve the rubber sleeves because my streets are givin those drives a hard time… but will it increase overheat ?


#1283

My knowledge is bigger motors basically a bigger heat sink and since its bigger it doesn’t stress the motor as much which means less heat
(Someone correct me if am wrong )


#1284

You are completely right about this. It don’t necessarily need to be big tho. It can be longer as well for example hummie’s hubs ( hope we’ll get them in 1 month or 2 ) to dissipe more heat.

But bigger don’t means necessarily that you will have less heat. R2 hubs don’t over heat but are most of the time in the 80 - 90 degrees celsius wich is a lot. ( according to the 3 times i had the occasion to ride it )


#1285

I haven’t done anything but take them out of the box… first impression? Solid and we’ll built. They are hevier than I thought they would be, but when you figure x2 motors, hanger; base plate it’s within normal weight.


#1286

Manner what did you order? And how come you already got yours :wink:


#1287

Carvon v4 TorqueDrives, I ordered from the carvon website just like everyone else. There’s been a few people that have ordered these recently.


#1288

Hue hue… ok I know yeah TorqueDrives are in stock. It’s the speed drives that has the whole fix the hangar machining issue.


#1289

Heard back from Jerry today: Machine shop said the axles should be shipping this week. We’re preparing the shop and interviewing potential staff.


#1290

Dude I’ve had mine sitting here since last week. Haven’t done anything more than look at them just yet. I need to get a battery and before that a new deck. I can’t decide what type though.
You’re right about the bulk. I don’t mind it they feel tough, actually they feel TUFF :joy:


#1291

Yeah get that stuff in and make more of them :grinning:
I crave some


#1292

They definitely feel solid. I’m going to use them on a @treenutter bludgeon. You should check them out.


#1293

I can’t wait to get mine :drooling_face:


#1294

On a @treenutter caldera w/ @psychotiller magic touch for me!


#1295

What wheels are you going to put on, 97s?


#1296

I’m gonna use MBS Unstoppables in orange with orange and black grip. Should look good.


#1297

I’m planning to go with some 6shooter for my Bludgeon…mmmmm… with pretty shiney dual 6374s grom @barajabali . I wish I went ahead and ordered two sets of the XLs for the bludgeon with the 6shooters. Oh well.

Im going to put the XLs on a DB long boards Crossbow Flex 3 (the stiffest) with 97s. Im about to start the plug to make an enclosure for it. Im going to make it sectional (kaly style) to accomodate flex. I think it will be a blast!

I have all these projects going. I really need to start a few build threads for my inevitable dumb questions and for a place for picrures instead of merely inundating the picture thread :joy: