Actually no, i use much less flexible, stiffly insulated stranded 10awg wire for this. It needs to stay bent when i bend it so that it will stay in place during the soldering and won’t droop upwards when i fill the channel with resin.
This is the same exact technique i developed and tested on my Red Baroness build which is still riding around quite fast despite only having one motor at the moment. I’m still waiting on a replacement from @torqueboards, but that’s totally off topic.
The biggest advantage to this technique (besides killer aesthetics) is that it allows me to unbolt the rear truck and unplug the wires before shipping for better packing. If you can bolt on a truck, you can bolt on a truck and plug in 3 or 6 wires.
@BrooklynRider I build sick ass rigs and the price i’m offering is a huge discount over my regular labor fees. You won’t regret this, i promise.