I’ve finally made it more than four weeks without something breaking, so I guess now’s a good time to post some pics and explain my build.
Deck: Sector 9 “Lacey” With a chopped tail so it will stand up straight. Nobody likes the dirt lines left when a board falls over leaning against a wall. I’ve also shortened the wheelbase so I can lift the nose over bumps: 27.5" wheelbase.
77mm Speed Vents
12t/36t Alien UST mount
245kv Eflite Power 160 (12s capable)
Turnigy K-force 120A Opto ESC (also 12s capable)
10s Zippy Compact (2x 5s)
Turnigy Multistar Dual Sbec
GT2B Tx/Rx with Badwolf v2.
A few weeks ago I posted on the ES forum about my BEC’s burning when my loop key fell out, so I moved my key so it won’t fall out and added a 10A fuse to hopefully prevent that in the future, although, I think it’s high voltage rather than high amperage that will kill it so the fuse probably wont’ do anything. I also switched back to a larger electronics case to make room for adding strip lights and a light switch.
The green shrink tube above the green SBEC is the controller for my strip lights, the xt60 is because I’m planning to get better lights and want a simple swap option. These are my STRIP lights
The motor wires are ran through the case inside two layers of heat shrink, and Shoe-Goo is used to seal it and hold because it’s really easy to peel it off and start over if need be. Temporarily permanent is the goal. I shrink the tube with a tiny heat gun while it’s inside the holes to get the bubble as seen above. This is my heat gun
Motor wire holder is strip velcro from walmart, flexible and strong but I decided not to bother with a quick release on my most recent rebuild because every time I need to move those wires I’m tearing it all apart anyway.
Light switch is 12v LED from Autozone.
This is a old pic but the battery box hasn’t changed. A piece of plastic is held with the mounting bolts inside the case under the batteries and the velcro holds the batteries to the plastic, it just loops around. The forward/backward movement is stopped with the extra tall mounting hardware.
The bolts are wrapped with the same double sided velcro I use everywhere. I just wrapped a spiral and screwed them on by hand. This method leaves me with enough room to tuck in the wires on either side.
These are my RISER lights shipped from Canada. They’re designed to use three AAA batters each but the vibrations put carbon on the +terminals and only lasted a mile. There’s a button that controls them and makes the blue lights flash but when my CC BEC Pro died it sent too much power and fried the light controls so now the buttons are useless and the lights are always on. Happy accident I suppose. I’m running them from the 5v available on my receiver’s ch1. I HAD a 12v fan plugged into my other empty channel but the vibrations broke it in three places so that’s a work in progress. I guess something did break in the past few weeks, doesn’t count ‘cause I’m still riding.
I put black light LEDs in my Badwolf connected to a little board salvaged from a flashing bracelet I found on the road. The plan was to have flashing blacklights shining on myself and the top of my board but I somehow bypassed or killed the flasher. There’s probably a trend here. The board and leds are hot glued and the holes were melted with a soldering iron.
Video demonstration of lights
I recently bought an action cam but it can’t handle more than 5 frame per second at 720, and the picture at 640 is really discolored and grainy, so videos of me riding aren’t’ happening because I’m NOT doing the cell phone on a stick trick.
With all the lights and fluorescent shirts I wear I have never been bothered by a cop. I seriously do carves to go around traffic stops and they just wave to me. I’m only on the road when traffic is low and I’m never slower than a bike on the road or faster than pushing speed on side walks. ALWAYS slow down near pedestrians and if there is a stroller or child shorter than 3ft I pick up the board with the batteries facing away and walk around. I always remain calm when someone says “COOL XBOX SYMBOL DUDE!”. These are sacrifices I make in order to be the change I wish to see in the world.
Thanks for looking, now GO SKATE.