This is the first board I am making for someone else. And with that, my goal is for it to be the best one yet
Here are some progress photos up until this point:
First was staining my deck from @longhairedboy
adding a clear coat on top, and making it look pretty freakin sweet
started designing the enclosures. Make them out of fiberglass like on my Arbor pocket rocket build.
split enclosure setup:
Also at this time I soldered up the charging port. Let me know if anyone wants one…I’d be glad to sell you one for cheaper than they are found on ebay. I had to buy 5 as a minimum order, and am only using one. They are a pair of 9 pin connectors, all metal, and super easy to solder. Perfect for connecting the 7 balance wires and + - connections of a 6s lipo:
Adding an extra little touch to the back of the board… Yes, I know I could use a stencil, but I’m on a budget (this is for someone else, as I said before) and would rather just take the time with a razor blade and painters tape. Plus, I can make my own font
Maybe on my next board I’ll just use a stencil… or get fancy stickers like LHB.
After the finished fiberglass encosures (1 initial layer of fiberglass + resin, and then a second layer of fiberglass on the inside + 2 coats of resin. Total of 2 layers, 3x Resin)
And here is where I am at right now:
-all the parts laid out roughly where they will sit. VESC, motor in the back, Anti Spark loop key in between the two enclosures (will be inset into the center of the deck), and finally the 6s 8,000mah lipo at the front.
You may be wondering why I didn’t just go for 2x 3s batteries… Well, it’s because of two reasons:
the deck has a fair ammount of flex, and I knew it would have to be a slit enclosure design. with the two batteries, I would be forced to do one enclosure, I didn’t want to risk it on this deck.
I didn’t want an enclosure covering up this beatuful deck on the entire enderside, so I opted for something a little thicker rather than thinner and just really spread out. I think this just comes down to personal preference.
If you have any questions about the build, ask away!!