This is more a chop and swap than a fresh build.
I ride with @rogerD - he first got me interested in eboards and having the knowledge, skill and equipment has been adviser and electrical engineer.
Aim was to build an electric skateboard with decent range and speed that did not cog on acceleration – I’m 90kg – build is not for commuting or saving the planet, just fun.
I picked up 3 eBoards off eBay, one incomplete, one not working and one tip top - £60, £80 and £90 paid respectively, all 3 Chinese mass produced, bulky, DC motor, lead acid battery.
The original set up looks like this –
Just a case of removing electronics, battery, motor then adapting motor mount.
File and drill mount.
New motor – when stepping down pulley it was necessary to drill out the motor mounting holes to allow movement for belt tensioning.
The original electronics housing is perfect for keeping VESC safe and can be cut to mount a fan.
The deck is from Sector 9 - a 110cm longboard that someone previously had tried to change to an eboard whilst on crack.
This cleaned up nicely – my daughter chose colour and decal.
Pair of 10S 4000 mAh batteries, VESC and GT2B
The board pulls well, has a range of 8 miles and can probably push 30mph – last couple of outings have recorded 25mph with plenty left, just not keen to experience another crash at 30+
Next step is to mount a fan and go for a bigger battery box to house another pair of 10S 4000 mAh which should take range up to a more respectful 16 miles.