my first build of a longboard and e board. will update as i go.
So i started with high density foam for my mold and press with vacuum bag. i used 1/16 canadian maple veneers and a roarockit bag. i went with 6 plys.
cut it out with a jigsaw and sanded the edges by hand with 90 grit sand paper. i should have followed my lines better cause it took forever to sand it down by hand.
drilling the holes right took me forever cause i don’t have a printer to print out a template haha. so i measured it with centerline of the board and it took me like 30 min erasing and starting over but i did get it pretty good. it rolls straight. jumping up and down on it and it was way to flexible with 6 plys of maple. roll around the block and it was cool. had those extra set of paris trucks and venom wheels sitting around.
so i decided to add a design using fabric from the fabric store since i don’t have a printer like i said earlier. found a pretty cool print and i also decided to add fiberglass since it was way to flexible. worried it might break or cause problems with mounting stuff underneath of it.
i thought it looked pretty sweet being my first attempt so i decided to do the top of the board the same way.
so that is where i am at now. my plan for the electrical side is space cell and 2 vesc i have carvon dual hub motors ordered and i plan to build my own housing for all of it myself. i will hopefully order my vesc and battery within the next few days
continued… so i started building the enclosure since i drank to much last night and skipped out on fishing today.
cut the corners a little bit and it helped when i was glassing
I took the dragon deck out for a spin and it is still to flexible with 6 plys canadian maple and 5 sheets of fiber glass. Onloop said the space battery doesnt like flex so v1 is retired to a dancer/cruiser board.started on a second board this past week since i have too the end of nov or dec for my vesc. this new one is 8 ply canadian maple … hopefully wont flex much. also put less concave, pushed my truck holes out further and shortened the kicks. @psychotiller 's cases since i didnt like how my fiberglass one came out and i have lots of other things i rather spend my time on atm. will post a pic of the case later…after sanding it and painting first.
waiting on fabric from joanns so i started messing with @psychotiller 's case. So my first attempt at sanding abs plastic… 100%bitch lol. i need to get a power sander i guess. doing it by hand took me hours. i did buy a dremel to cut holes in it though.
Got my cloth in the mail so time to finish board 2.