Hi electric skateboard builders,
For the past few days I have been researching how DIY electric skateboard works, and I have few parts I found that I’m really interesting in. I have 1 years of experience on building RC quad-copter and fix-wing but have never touched cars or some thing that runs on ground, I also never skate before, so for my first build I want it to be easy to build and low chance of error. My ideal top speed is 30MPH ± 5MPH, I really don’t want to go too fast because I never skate before and using this calculator I got Weighted Top Speed ~27MPH. so my concerns are if my parts gonna fit other parts and are there any better alternatives? your input would be much appreciated
Dual Motor Mechanical Kit $325.00 from http://diyelectricskateboard.com/
Motor Mount, Trucks, 16/36T Pulleys, 90mm wheel etc. Kinda expansive but all I need for low chance of error and better looking.
YOCAHER PUNKED CREST ONYX LONGBOARD DECK $45 from ebay
The shape of this drop thru deck looks great. low flex.
Dual Motor Electric Skateboard Kit + VESC CanBus Connector $366.99 from http://diyelectricskateboard.com/
2X opensource VESCs + 2x 6355 230kv motors + CanBus Connector for VESC slave mode
I really like VESC, they are open source and has many features like reverse direction when using nunchuk, I wonder if this feature will ever come to normal controllers. also headlight, I wonder how he did it, never found any tutorial on it.
motors seems ok to me, 55 motor looks like the only option for dual rear, I would go for 76 for diagonal but I heard the board would want to turn one way if brake hard. @onloop
Quanum 2.4Ghz 3ch Pistol Grip Tx & Rx System $22.39 from hobbyking
This one looks small enough and cheap, I wanted to use nunchuk so I can do reverse direction and cruising control but I heard nunchuk drop out a lot and dangerous.
Turnigy 2200mAh 1S 40C Lipoly x21 from hobbyking
I brought these batteries for my racing quadcopter, and I have 21 of them left, I’m thinking on DIY it into 9S2P, so I don’t reach max RPM on VESC, at 9S2P I will have 37.8V 4400mAh full charged and capable of outputing 176 amps. I will build it as 6x3s batteries because my power lab 6 charger can only charge and balance up to 6s, so there will be a lot of connectors… you guys have any better idea?
Plano 3600 Waterproof Stowaway from walmart
Cheap and easy, although it doesn’t look good but I want to gain access to batteries because 6x3s is too much connectors and I need to take out to charge. I will use some Velcro on batteries and VESC inside so it won’t fall off if lid pop open. the only concern is how I install this Plano box, do I just drill holes in the deck and Plano box then use bolts and nuts? what if these hole caused box to crack? any ideas?
9 Mode Multi Colour/Multi Function LED strip with Control Unit from hobbyking
I will use a spare channel from receiver for this led control. does control of esk8 only take 1 channel?
XT90, XT60, 10AWG WIRE, loctite, velcro, epoxy and tools
is skate T tool necessary? I have bunch nut screwdrivers will they fit?
Thanks in advance, looking forward to your suggestions!