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Mark I | Lush Freebyrd | 80mm Kegals | Caliber | APS 190kv 6364 | APS Mount | VESC | 10S lipo

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#1

Hi, Joined 6+ months ago and based in the UK, wanted to get started with a build straight away but been away in a country where getting anything would be way too expensive/annoying. Skateboarded a little when I was younger, but never longboarded!

I have a background in software, and I did electronics at school 5 years ago, we’ll see how useful those will be.

Part List

  • Lush Freebyrd deck that was going cheap on ebay :heavy_check_mark:
  • 80mm Orangatan Kegals :heavy_check_mark:
  • Calibur II Trucks ( from Newtow’s Shred, really nice guys, I recommend if you’re in London/UK) :heavy_check_mark:
  • Single 190kv 6364 motor (from Alien Power System) :heavy_check_mark:
  • Mounting kit including 15/32T gears and 15mm belt (from Alien Power System) :heavy_check_mark:
  • 2 x 5000mah 5S lipos in series (from Hobby King)
  • VESC from scramboards I think
  • remote hopefully from this group buy 37$ Nano Controller 2.4 GHz (EU Group Buy)
  • other misc stuff from hobbyking/ebay like battery alarms, connectors etc
  • I’ll worry about enclosures later

:heavy_check_mark: = purchased

Future Upgrades may include Lithium ion cells and a BMS.

All I have is the board, trucks and wheels so far:

Will be trying to cruise around manually till the rest arrives!

This is my first build, so any advice is greatly appreciated.


Mark II | Banjo Board Co | VESC 10S Lipo 190Kv | 3d printed PETg enclosures
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#2

looking good! if you want a custom enclosures both I and @psychotiller make them. good luck with that VESC, I’ve never seen anyone use it. Interested to see how it works out.


#3

Is that a drop through deck? If so you need to be careful about spacing and everything…


#4

Yea was worried about that, if it becomes an issue I’ll mount the trucks right on the bottom.


#5

Yep, I had a drop through, I did the same.


#6

Drive chain components and motor have arrive from Alien Drive Systems!


#7

Ordered a VESC from faraday motion on Friday, there’s little to no feedback on here about them, but the seem like good people!
However, apparently they had a fault on there last batch, on top of that they’re in the middle moving there office to berlin! So I may be waiting longer than expected :sweat:


#8

Btw their VESCs are 4.10 hw version


#9

Says 4.12 on their site? http://shop.faradaymotion.com/shop/18-electronics/4-motor-controller-vesc/


#10

Hm, last time I talked with them (3 weeks ago) they said they only had 4.10. must have changed since then.


#11

Interesting, I’ll confirm with them!


#12

If you’re interested, they confirmed that it will be 4.12 HW.


#13

I have a drop through and only thing I find is motor is a little close but I’m also using lipo which are thinner.


#14

Hey Jake, great looking build so far!

I’m also in the UK, down South in Farnham, Surrey.

I’ve got a Lush deck too, I went for the Machine 3D… pretty much the same APS setup too, but 6S with a 5065 motor. I was out on it for the first time on Monday evening in Portsmouth - single drive has so much punch, I had no idea it would be so powerful. So your bigger motor with 10S will blow you away! :smiling_imp:

In terms of enclosures, I found a great company in the South also, that produces plastic cases…

http://thecasefarm.co.uk/collections/dave-cases/products/wee-dave

I’ll keep my eye on this build thread and maybe we could meet up some time :slight_smile:
Jonny.


#15

Nice board and photos!: Did you go with a VESC as well?

Thanks for the link, I might start with one of them, but I’m keen to get a slick vacuum formed or 3d printed enclosure :grinning:

Yes would be awesome to meet up, any of my mates that I tell about this project just give me funny looks :stuck_out_tongue:


#16

Hi mate, cheers!

No I went with a Hobbywing 150A ESC, as I’m only running 6S. I’ve just posted my entire build journey :smiley:

They give you looks as they probably don’t get it, haha! Give them each a go on the board and their next words will be “Can you build me one?” :laughing:


#17

Hooray the VESC has arrived from Faraday motion!
I have everything I need now, just need to make time to put it together.

Some notes on the Faraday VESC:

  • 4mm bullets for motor and xt90 for battery presoldered
  • 12 AWG wire
  • Not heat shrinked but they include a nice big piece to do it with
  • Hot glued connectors will help with avoiding shorts :wink:
  • single 2200uF capacitor, not sure how this works out vs 3 smaller ones?



#18

Finished! Thanks @mrjonnyjones for the tip on the enclosure!


#19

Dude, so sick!! Big congrats on this, dope build, you’ll love the Kegels (I’ve recently taken the 90mm Flywheels off as the Kegels ride better!) :smiley: