Hi, I’ve been reading for a few days and think I have a plan for my lightweight mini-cruiser. The main goal is portability: I’ll be riding where there are virtually no hills, for commuting purposes, max distance is ~10km and I’m 110 lbs. I want this board to be as light as possible (less than 10 lbs would be awesome). I’m a total skateboard newbie, so top speed is not a priority (I’m thinking 15km/hr would be plenty). Here’s my plan:
Motor: 190 kv 6354 + ESC: 6s ESC + Mini-contoller: sold in a bundle here
Batteries (i’ll get two of these):
Pulleys and belt:
I have the deck, trucks, wheels, etc. I’ll make my own motor mount and weld onto the trucks. I’ll probably also need a battery charger and other miscellaneous stuff (bolts, connectors, etc) which I’m sure I can find on someone else build on this forum.
I have a couple of questions, in case anyone has recommendations:
Is it worth upgrading the motor to the 6374? What about the controller? Upgrade it to 12s? I figure two 3s batteries should be good enough for my purposes, but any input would be appreciated…
Is it worth upgrading to a VESC? From the reviews I’ve read, it seems better, but also more complicated and more expensive…
ON/OFF switch: will a super-cheap switch work? ie:
I’m not sure why a switch would cost 55$:
I’ll post pictures as soon as I get the board and components!
thanks in advance!