Hi All! First time builder here, looking for some confirmation components before I buy. I’m going relatively budget, trying to get this first board running as a starter board and eventually working into more complex builds. Im wanting to use this board as a mountainboard, or at least be able to handle the stiff transitions here in Indiana and do some light offroading.
Im open to modifying the suspension and board later as necessary to achieve more cushion and ride comfort. Here are the components I’ve already got and/or considering buying:
Board: hand-me-down longboard from a friend, seems completely wooden and relatively heavy for my set up but worth it for $0 and where Im at. Also came with Paris trucks and bushings. I added "1 polyurethane risers to the trucks to account for the added wheel diameter (described below).
Wheels: 113mm from this thread. I have them mounted and have realized they are definitely too hard for a true mountainboard ride, but they are sufficient for now and I may drill holes through them later in an attempt to get more cushion. Ultimately, if I stick with this board long term Ill replace the wheels with something more robust.
Pics of board as it sits currently:
Drivetrain mounts: I decided on this kit from Ebay after using the RC Calc app to determine ultimate drive ratio and top speed based on some assumptions about battery and motor (below). The teeth are 16T and 48T, though the pitch angle is not mentioned. Since we’re talking a 4x reduction and a relatively large motor gear, I figured this will be sufficient and cost effective.
Motor: Im wanting to start with a dual motor setup, so Im intending to go lower on KV. Im thinking two of the 190kv Turnigy motors from Hobby King should be good, but interested in feedback on KV, Turnigy, and Hobby King.
Battery: With two motors, and wanting decent range, I am thinking 10S based on further reading and using the RC Calc at 48V. Possibly this battery? Open to ideas or feedback on upgrading to 12S?
VESC: It seems like there’s a lot of options and not a lot of quality feedback on what VESC to use. Im thinking 2x of these Maybach-based VESCs from Ebay. Thoughts?
RC Calc pic
Ive got this Watt Meter from Amazon.
What else do I need? What am I missing?
Thanks so much in advance!