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Hi I am Peter, a newbie when it comes to esk8. Hope to be able to learn a lot from the pros here!


same, how to make a new topic?


You don’t want 200kv motors. The stock Evolve ones are 150kv and the 140kv ones work as well. The 200kv ones will work but as well.


Hi, I was wondering if someone could critique my build:

Trucks : Caliber Trucks Cal II 50° RKP Longboard Trucks
Wheels: 83 mm Longboard Cruiser Wheels Flywheels
Pulley & belt : Pulleys And Motor Mount DIY Parts Kit For 83/90/97MM Wheels
spacers, bearings, bolts : Skateboard 1/8 Ruber Riser Pads + ABEC 7 Bearings + Spacers + 1.25 Hardware
motor mount: DIYE Premium Electric Skateboard Motor Mount
Controller: XCSOURCE 2.4GHz Radio Transmitter Remote Controller + 4 Channel Splash Proof Receiver + Binding Plug for Electric Skateboard OS917
Battery 6s2p : 2x ZIPPY Flightmax 5000mAh 3S1P 20C
Motor : Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 6364-190KV Brushless Outrunner Motor


Hey guys i was planning on building one. I wanted to know in the esc i am buying should it have a BEC or not?


that depends on if you need a bec or not :wink:
Usually you need power to power up your receiver. Most Car ESCs and the Vesc have these build in.


Man your board is beautiful. What’s up with lights in. The back where can I get them.


Hi, It is similliar setup as mine.
Trucks : Caliber Trucks Cal II 50° RKP Longboard Trucks
Wheels: 97mm clone Flywheels
Pulley & belt : China
motor mount: Hobbyking https://hobbyking.com/en_us/motor-mount-5.html
Controller: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-4GHz-Receiver-Binding-Plug-Radio-Remote-Controller-For-Electric-Skateboard-NEW/253564707591?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Battery 6s4p : 4x Turnigy 5000mAh 3S1P 30C
Motor : Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 6374-190KV Brushless Outrunner Motor
ESC : Hobbywing Quickrun 150a

Working great.


Hello, I’ve been thinking of buying DIY electric skateboard sets from AliBaba. The product page isn’t much help for me as the specifications of the motors are in watts instead of the usual kV rating. Can somebody help me calculate the actual mile and range of the board or at least translate the wattage to kV ratings. It would be very very appreciated :slight_smile:


Why don’t people use wired remotes? Can’t run out of charge. I’ve thought about some sort of magnet connector in the middle of the board to plug into. It’s not like you’re moving your feet around to get wrapped in the cable


you could probably accidentally pull the cable out and then RIP


Fair enough. A winning remote similar fate :joy:


Hey guys, Im building a board with 6355 outruner motors,

I have a problem with wheel pulleys and motor pulleys, As i am a neewbie i dont really know what size they should be?

So i currently need some help to decide on sizes and teeth on the pulleys?

i want : 15mm belts, i have 97mm abec wheels, I want to go 55km/h atleast, from what i know 36t and 16t is most common?

Specc : 12s5p battery, 2x 6355 motors,

appreciate all help!


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