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How much over budget did you go?


#1

I started out trying to build a board that was cheaper and better than a boosted board at around $1000 total. I’m pretty sure i’m well over $2000 by now in tools, parts,wood, and random little shit. The worst part is there is no end in sight because this is fun as hell. What’s everyone elses story?


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#2

Holy crap, $2000? What did you buy exactly? D:

I planned a build for around $700, but I am stepping into $900 territory.


#3

Ahh yes…

Addicting as hell

Just think of how much less you have to spend on your second build since you have extra stuff


#4

Vanguard flex deck = $230
Dual tb 120a esc = $240
Dual motors = $220
Trucks and mounts =$200
Controler = $50
Bern helmet = $50
Wood for abs heater = $120
Abs sheets x2 = $40
Lipos = $100
Sbec = $30

Misc bolts and metal = $50
Shipping ( sum total) = $300
Misc tools (hex, torx, sockets) = $100

I bought everything lol. I have a problem. You’re right though, second build can be done for a few hundred total!


#5

I’m at about $2000 considering everything as well :stuck_out_tongue: Over budget by $500ish


#6

As much as a new gaming PC running an X99 motherboard with a i7-6800K and the price of the GTX 1080 FE.


#7

Im a tech enthuisiast too which makes it so hard. Why are all my hobbies so expensive.


#8

They just get more and more expensive. Next thing on the list is the car, then house, then kids…


#9

I started with a 500 budget and ended at about 600. Thing is, I did a single motor with 6s 5000mah and a 150A ESC. Pretty simple stuff. Already had my deck and every tool I would need to put things together. My only failures were with batteries, I managed to ruin 2 sets.


#10

Only the cool hobbies are expensive lol


#11

I wanted to get $1200 AUD and I would’ve if I hadn’t made a few mistakes. I ended up getting around $1400 AUD. My next build should be around $1100 AUD


#12

my budget was $800, I’m currently at $1200. I paid $60 for wheel that were $26 elsewhere, bought a paris truck when I needed a caliber, so I had to buy a new caliber as well. Bought a dwp that I wasn’t comfortable with, so I had to buy another, then found better pulleys from a factory for a 5th of the cost, my @chaka vesc was fried last night after 2 months of waiting, we’ll see how long it is before I can send it in for repair. I bought a $60 on/off switch that I didn’t need…I’m sure there’s more that I wasted money on that I can’t think of. Super rough first build, I’ve been waiting to ride it since March :confused:


#13

Did the Ollin vesc break from user error or error by Ollin?


#14

Kids are by far the most expensive out of your list


#15

is there a such thing as Ollin error? this was definitely “user” error. roommates friend plugged in my battery backwards. thank the lord it was just a 4s, I haven’t soldered my batteries together into a 12s config yet. I’m sure that would’ve been a disaster.

edit: I should mention that just last year this same guy spent 8 months getting at least 70% of his skin grafted in the hospital because he accidentally lit himself on fire in his garage with some combo of gasoline+cigarette. Nobody touches my board from now on, especially not this guy.


#16

2 months ?
He told me that their lead time on vesc’s was 2 weeks.
I ordered a pair of them 2 weeks ago and thinking they would arrive any day now.


#17

Let me get you an exact time. Hold on


#18

I placed my order on June 10th, it arrived two days ago, so 1.5 months. I should also mention that I was told 2 weekd initially, then 2 weeks again when I inquired, then it took two more weeks after that for it to arrive.


#19

I meant Ollin error as in manufacturing fault. I don’t think @chaka makes many mistakes with his VESCs.


#20

Sounds like your roommates friend is missing a few brain cells.